Employment

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A high-profile leader reveals his disability to help others have a more empowered voice

As a human resources exec, Chuck Edward has long championed the voices of others and encouraged their stories. He has traveled globally, from India to Romania, with thoughtful advice for employees and job candidates to be vulnerable, open-minded and authentic. He’s a well-known, compassionate mentor who enjoys coaching people and shaping an inclusive culture that gives everyone “permission to be real.”

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Untangle The Confusing Web That Is Canada’s Disability Policy

There needs to be a single ministry department with the authority, decision-making ability and accountability needed to support Canadians.

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Labour shortage? Opening doors to young workers with disabilities can help fix the issue

It’s well-documented that many Canadian businesses have been struggling with labour shortages, a challenge exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. As boomers approach retirement, the aging-workforce discourse is being pushed to new heights. 

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Job Security Was Already Precarious For Individuals With Disabilities. Then COVID Hit.

Workers with disabilities are disproportionately experiencing job loss during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Accessibility: a matter of big bucks and smart business decisions

As someone who’s been tirelessly advocating for the inclusion of people with disabilities in the digital space for over 20 years, I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve had to explain to people that accessibility is more than just a business expense.

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Hiring People with Disabilities: Recruiting with AODA Accessibility in Mind

Although the deadlines for AODA compliance have passed, your company may not be hiring people with disabilities because you are unaware of how best to recruit from this demographic.

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Doing More For People With Disabilities Is Doing More For Canadians

People with disabilities still make up a disproportionate number of professionals working in jobs that are below their skills level.

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Hiring People with Disabilities: Recruiting with AODA Accessibility in Mind

Although the deadlines for AODA compliance have passed, your company may not be hiring people with disabilities because you are unaware of how best to recruit from this demographic.

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Tips for Inclusive and Accessible Hiring and Recruiting

Some are calling it the Great Resignation, others the Great Reassessment, and still others the Great Jobs Mismatch. One thing is clear: the 2021 hiring market presents massive shifts for employers and job seekers alike.

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Disabled talent drive innovation, shareholder value and business performance

Prue Hawkins says she “couldn’t find a job to save her life”, after graduating from a top law school.