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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.

SERVICE PROVIDER'S PERSPECTIVE
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.

EMPLOYER'S PERSPECTIVE
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.

NEW EMPLOYEE'S PERSPECTIVE
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.

JOB CARVING – JOB CUSTOMIZATION – CUSTOMIZED EMPLOYMENT
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. 


BENEFITS FOR THE EMPLOYER

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Disclaimer:
 


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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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

Employers often find that workers who identify as having disabilities have unique abilities; they also tend to work harder to prove themselves.
According to employers, people with disabilities perform as well or better than other workers. These employers concluded that hiring people with disabilities did not negatively impact their businesses.
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In a national survey of consumer attitudes towards various companies, 92% of the respondents gave favourable ratings to businesses that hire people with disabilities.
98% were satisfied or very satisfied with the service they received when dealing with an employee with a disability.