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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Customized employment maximizes workflow and workplace efficiency. Most employers already use some of these strategies by providing accommodations and work assignments to benefit from workers’ strengths, aptitudes and capacities. Job customization is an extension of a company's existing skills and its capacity to increase productivity, profitability and performance.

Service provider

  • Determine potential new employee’s vocational profile
  • Research and visit target businesses
  • Identify opportunities for customized employment
  • Create a new specific position from selected tasks
Provide employer support services to insure the new employee’s workplace integration


  • Recognize potential increases in efficiency by modifying job task allocations
  • Identify sets of tasks to reallocate from specialized workers to the customized job position
  • Explore further opportunities to increase the company’s service level through job customization
  • Create a new job description to meet organizational needs
Find the right person with the right skill set for the new position

New employee with disabilities


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.

Take the Challenge!

True or false

An employer willing to modify work assignments to increase productivity, profitability and performance to fit workers’ strengths, aptitudes and capacities is using job customization strategies.

True. The job customization process reallocates specialized workers' tasks to a customized job position.

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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.