Free Employer Toolkit

The toolkit offers a variety of informative tools. Learn about the skills people with disabilities bring to the workplace and use our ‘how-to’ resources, that provide practical tips and strategies on successful recruitment, hiring, inclusion and retention of people with disabilities.

COVID-19 Tools

COVID-19 has significantly impacted Canadian businesses, forcing many employers to adapt. The value of diversity and inclusion has never been as important as it is today. Employers seeking to recover from the pandemic will be looking to their teams for resilience and adaptability. Once the world shifts back to normal, businesses that foster an inclusive workplace and hire with diversity in mind stand to benefit the most!

Visit our new COVID-19 tools for further information on how hiring people with disabilities will translate into overall business success after the pandemic.

COVID-19 Tools

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Job customization, sometimes called job carving, is a term for customizing job duties. It is a way of combining tasks from different jobs to increase employee productivity while capitalizing on the skills and strengths of workers who identify as having disabilities. Job carving is all about creating a new position by freeing specialized employees from having to perform unspecialized tasks.

Why do it?
To increase specialized employees’ productive time, enhancing company profitability and service delivery.

How does it work?

Both the employer and the service provider work together to identify opportunities to increase the company’s service offering and profitability.

It’s all about looking for job tasks within a workplace designed to match the needs, capacities, skills, abilities and aptitudes of a potential new employee who identifies as having a disability.

It’s all about identifying non-specialized tasks performed by specialized employees in order to create a new and meaningful position that can be filled by another person.

The process of job customization creates a new tailored job description that fits a potential employee’s skills and strengths. It gives a job seeker with a disability the opportunity to contribute according to his or her capacities.

Customized employment is an interest-based evaluation of the business's needs and the job seeker's skills and ability to meet those needs. Customization is meant to be a win-win solution. It works best when a newly created position helps various specialized workers. Successful job carving brings mutual benefits to the employer and the job seeker. 


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HIRE for TALENT has made every effort to use the most respectful words possible while writing these materials. We realize, however, that the most appropriate terminology may change over time. We developed these materials with the intent to respect the dignity and inherent rights of all individuals.

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True or false

Job carving or job customization is a way of combining tasks from different jobs to increase specialized workers’ production while capitalizing on the skills of workers who identify as having disabilities.

True. Job customization is a strategy designed to increase workforce effectiveness.

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Facts & Stats

Growing your business requires the ability to attract talent in a shrinking market. Workplaces with a diverse, healthy, inclusive culture are becoming employers of choice.
Hire for Talent is focused on workers with disabilities because this talent pool, and the support services attached, have profound impact on workplace inclusion.
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Canada’s projected worker to retiree ratio will be 2:1 within 15 years. Recruitment from diverse talent pools will be essential!
The inclusion of people with disabilities generates measurable improvements in performance, innovation and company image.