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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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.

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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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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.