BC Businesses of all sizes – small and large – are challenged in finding and keeping good employees. People with disabilities represent an important employee talent pool that is largely untapped. Hiring inclusively can also improve culture and increase retention. 90% of consumers prefer companies that employ people with disabilities. Embracing an accessible and inclusive workplace is just good business.
The Presidents Group partnered with WCG Services and BC WiN to provide complimentary professional development training for large businesses. These videos include: Why Inclusive Cultures Matter, Workplace Adjustments and Duty to Accommodate, Unconscious Bias, Supports for Candidates and Employees Living with Mental Health Conditions and Neuro Diverse Talent – Autism in the Workplace.
Pacific Blue Cross established a Diversity & Inclusion Committee in October 2017. One of their most successful workplace initiatives to-date has been the development of monthly “Lunch ‘n Learn” sessions, where employees discuss a variety of diversity topics, including: Unconscious Bias, Inclusive Language, Mindfulness in Conflict Resolution, and Ableist Language.
As part of Vancity’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, the organization rolled out unconscious bias training for all staff. The training was specifically aimed at creating awareness of the presence of unconscious bias when making people and business decisions, as well as how to mitigate these biases through developing habits and shifting behaviours.
Be inspired by short stories and detailed case studies from organizations and individuals who are driving change and realizing the benefits of accessible employment. Learn how organizations rolled out their specific accessibility initiatives – the process, what worked, challenges faced and lessons learned.Learn More