Hiring trends from 2015-16 show significant growth in the recruitment of recent graduates with disabilities through paid internships. Statistics from Career Edge, Canada’s largest provider of paid internships, report that 31% more recent graduates with disabilities secured employment opportunities compared to the previous year, citing a change in employer commitment and candidate engagement. Half of the reported growth was concentrated among financial institutions and public services, with more employers in these sectors augmenting their diversity, inclusion, and accessibility mandates. Together, ... read moreBe the first to comment
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The most recent edition of HR Professional magazine features "The Business Case for Creating an Inclusive Workplace", in which Anne Lamont, President & CEO of Career Edge Organization, is interviewed among other business leaders committed to addressing the employment barriers faced by many persons with disabilities. Throughout the article, Anne offers insights and guidance related to some of the myths and stereotypes associated with creating an inclusive workplace. Most notably, Anne encourages employers to focus on employees' abilities ... read moreBe the first to comment
Career Edge Organization prides itself on being informed and up-to-date on important issues pertaining to Human Resources, employment, diversity and inclusion. The more we know, the better we can help the hundreds of host employers we work with create meaningful work opportunities for recent grads, grads with disabilities and internationally qualified professionals. This is why our Market Development and Client Relations Specialist, Jessica Kudlats, recently attended a session on AODA (an acronym for Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities ... read moreBe the first to comment
Somebody in one of my LinkedIn HR groups posted this as discussion today and I thought I would take the opportunity to share my thoughts, not only in that forum, but on here as well. As always, we are very interested in hearing your opinion - share your comments (see below, at bottom of post) and we'll post them on our blog. Here's my two cents:
Unfortunately, even in this day and age, some employers overlook talent because of... read more Be the first to comment