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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.

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Setting goals enhances performance and productivity.

Performance and Productivity

A company's bottom line depends on productivity. If there are concerns about an employee’s performance and productivity, the employer should not hesitate to act.

Workplace Issue: The output of some employees is not meeting targets, and non-compliance is widespread.
If problems occur: Confirm that each employee understands his or her job.

The employer or supervisor should:

1. Ensure that the employee understands the job requirements. Specific goals and performance targets should be clear and documented.
Tip for success: Checklists and visual performance aids will facilitate the employee’s understanding of job targets.

2. Confirm that standards are clearly communicated to the employee. Company or department production targets should be clearly stated.
Tip for success: Visual aids for quality standards will increase performance awareness.

3. Determine whether accommodations are necessary. The employee's situation may have changed.
Tip for success: Ask the employee to determine whether his or her work conditions are adequate or whether a change in the work environment is causing hardship.

4. Review workers' training. All training should be documented and periodically reassessed to ensure skills maintenance.
Tip for success: A training matrix or training plans for each position will boosts workers’ motivation to increase their skills.


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

Communicating company goals and standards to all employees boosts employee performance.

True. Performance increases productivity which increases a company's bottom line.

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My business understands how to write a job posting to effectively recruit a person with a disability?



By completing this short questionnaire, you can identify the best tools to hire and retain employees with disabilities, as well as increase your company’s performance.

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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.