Diversity in the workplace is known to bring many advantages to employers that result in becoming more successful and profitable, but it all starts with recruiting and hiring from a wide talent pool. Thousands of Canadian businesses are reaping the benefits of an inclusive workforce that includes employees with disabilities, and it is crucial to build a culture of inclusion internally, ensuring that everyone feels welcome and valued. This course is designed to help employers recruit and hire top candidates by eliminating barriers such as biases in screening potential employees, technological barriers in online application systems and other practices that may be unintentionally eliminating a large portion of the talent pool.
In this course, you will learn about:
- Understand how diversity and inclusion leads to increased problem solving, innovation, performance and good business.
- Learn how to dismantle biases, preconceived notions and stereotypes that could be getting in the way of hiring top talent.
- Understand the broad range of disability and the ways it intersects with all ages and backgrounds, from permanent conditions, to temporary injuries, mental health related disabilities, age related or degenerative conditions such as arthritis or vision loss.
- Understand the importance of accessible documentation and technology to eliminate barriers for candidates with disabilities.
- Learn how to ask the questions in an interview that will land you the top candidate.
- Apply procedural tactics to mitigate bias and evaluate everyone consistently during the recruiting and hiring phase
- Leverage organizations in your community that serve people with disabilities and other minorities to access a larger talent pool of qualified candidates.