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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.

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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Life-work balance is a predictor of employee motivation.


Employee motivation is complex, but there are easy ways to try to identify what factors might be effecting an employee’s motivation. If there are concerns about an employee’s motivation to perform well, the employer should not hesitate to act.

Workplace Issue: An employee begins to miss work, arrives late or shows a lack of interest.
If this occurs: Check whether the employee is still interested in the job.

The employer or supervisor should:

1. Check whether the individual’s life situation has recently changed. Is the employee facing unexpected challenges or difficulties that are carrying over into the workplace?
Tip for success: Use Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to help employees or ask your local service providers for assistance in developing a work plan that will help you to integrate your employee in a way that will resolve issues and positively benefit all parties.

2. Check whether the individual has misunderstood job tasks. This may account for a loss of interest.
Tip for success: Ask what an ideal work situation would be in order to identify potential misunderstandings regarding work conditions or existing uncomfortable situations.


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

An employee's life situation has recently changed. Because of this, an employee could feel less motivated.

True. Evidently, many factors can influence employee motivation.

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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.