WHO WE ARE
HSBC Bank Canada (HSBC), is the leading international bank in the country. Throughout our history, HSBC has been where the growth is: connecting customers to opportunities, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, helping people fulfil their hopes and dreams and realize their ambitions.
WHY WE’RE INVOLVED
With a footprint that spans the globe, a diverse and inclusive workforce reflects our belief that diversity of thought, background and perspective make HSBC a stronger organization.
DISTINCTION AND AWARDS
- 2016: two Employment Equity Achievement Awards: Banking Distinction and Outstanding Commitment to Equity by the Federal Minister of Employment, Workforce Development & Labour.
- Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada by Corporate Knights magazine.
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
5,900 across Canada
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES WHO SELF-IDENTIFY AS HAVING A DISABILITY
244 across Canada
- Dedicated Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leader to deliver on our diversity and
- Delivered unconscious bias, open mindedness and mindfulness workshops to 800+
- Dedicated Diversity Talent Sourcing Specialist to identify candidates with disabilities.
- Designed and launched a six month Diversity Internship Program to specifically attract, hire and train individuals with disabilities into full-time positions.
- Piloting intentional recruitment of people from the autistic spectrum for pre-identified job roles.
- ‘Ability’, one of eight Employee Resource Groups, champions education and awareness programs, facilitates open discussion of workplace issues, and consults with senior leadership.
- Developed personalized evacuation plans for existing and new employees with disabilities.
- Completed an accessibility study resulting in HSBC campus enhancements for employee and visitor experience.
- Testing a new application, ‘Ariana’ which is designed to help Blind and low vision people navigate their way inside a building, using cell phone camera technology to guide the user via vibrations.
- The HSBC dedicated Diversity Internship Program welcomed a total of 32 candidates between 2014-2016. 7 of the candidates were from the disability community. Over 80% of the interns transitioned into full-time employees, and continue to advance in our organization.
- Our quarterly CEO Town Hall meetings incorporate ASL interpreters and reserved seating for our hearing impaired and low vision employees.
- Our policy and employee guide on Workplace Accommodations is supported by a central budget for onsite workplace assessments and accommodations.
- We continue to utilize interpreting services to support employees’ day to-day-needs, as well during large meetings, national town halls. We also engaged ASL interpreting services for interview periods.