Learning from the Best: Leveraging the Practices of Top Work Units in the BC Public Service

May 31st, 2017

The BC Public Service Agency sought to understand how to better foster employee engagement in the BC Public Service. Towards this end, the agency commissioned BC Stats to study and interview the most engaged public service work units to find out … Continue reading

Onboarding Refugees: A Toolkit for BC Employers

May 14th, 2017

Individuals who have worked in varying workplaces in Canada for some time have naturally adopted and generally better understand established Canadian workplace practices and norms. However, newcomers to Canada and, even more so, refugees, often do not have that background … Continue reading

Youth Unemployment And Active Labor Market Policies In Europe

May 4th, 2016

This paper from Marco Caliendo and Ricarda Schmidl of the University of Potsdam and the University of Mannheim reviews the effectiveness of active labor market programs (ALMPs) in supporting young job seekers in Europe. Due to high levels of youth … Continue reading

Irish Association of Supported Employment (IASE)

December 8th, 2015

The IASE is a not-for-profit organization established in 1994 to promote supported employment in Ireland. The IASE promotes supported employment at a national level, to job seekers, employers, disability and other services, policy makers and the general public. The IASE … Continue reading

Employers’ Toolkit: Making Ontario Workplaces Accessible to People With Disabilities

November 25th, 2015

The Conference Board of Canada partnered with the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario’s EnAbling Change program to develop a toolkit that is designed “to help employers tap into a vibrant and underutilized labour pool—people with disabilities.” It provides “practical advice to … Continue reading

Supporting Employee Success

November 24th, 2015

Supporting Employee Success is a free, bilingual online resource that was developed by occupational health professionals for the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace. The toolkit was commissioned by the Centre to provide employers and practitioners working … Continue reading

Employers Guide to Partnering with Disability Employment Services

September 23rd, 2014

This is a simple guide book to assist Australian businesses to better understand and partner with disability employment services to recruit from the entire talent pool and make it easier for candidates with disabilities to get and keep jobs. Continue reading

Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Workplaces for People with Disabilities: Overview of Issues and Good Practices

September 27th, 2013

Learn about recruiting and retaining people with disabilities to make the workplace more inclusive in the non-profit sector. The guide covers various topics including business case for hiring people with disabilities, and challenges and barriers to creating a more inclusive workplace. Continue reading

Diversity Training for Employers: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

September 27th, 2013

Features diversity training videos for employers. The training videos cover topics such as raising cultural awareness in the workplace and tapping into immigrant talents that will help employers learn more about the benefits of hiring and integrating immigrants into the Canadian workplace. Continue reading

NFER Research Programme – Education to Employment: Getting Young People into Work

May 13th, 2013

The discussion video released by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) cover the topic of Getting Young People into Work. A panel of experts in the UK’s education field discuss NFER’s Education to Employment research programme, the findings, and what can be done to address the barriers young people face in obtaining employment. Continue reading

Business Results Through Essential Skills and Literacy

May 13th, 2013

Provides employers with literacy and essential skills program development information. The guide gives instructions on implementing effective literacy and essential skills programs in the workplace, makes a strong business case for improving essential skills of employees, and highlights a number of success stories. Continue reading

The Employer’s Roadmap: Hiring and Retaining Internationally Trained Workers

May 13th, 2013

Designed to help small- and medium-sized employers in Canada recruit, hire, and retain skilled immigrants. The guides provide labour market information and tools that would support employers in addressing skills shortage nationally and in different parts of B.C. through recruitment and training of skilled immigrants. Continue reading

Supporting Employers Embracing Diversity (SEED)

May 9th, 2013

Provides employers with resources to recruit and orient skilled immigrants to further enhance cultural diversity within the workplace. The toolkit provides tips, strategies, and other resources on recruitment, mentorship, and career development opportunities that would help employers recruit skilled immigrants and train employees for diversity and inclusion. Continue reading

A Place for All: A Guide to Creating an Inclusive Workplace

March 4th, 2013

Designed for employers who want to create an inclusive workplace for people with disabilities, immigrants, Aboriginal people, and others covered by the Canadian Human Rights Act. The guide provides information about the duty to accommodate, workplace accommodation policies and procedures, and individual accommodation procedures. Continue reading

Paving the Way to Lasting Employment: A Manual and Twelve Interactive Training Videos

February 15th, 2013

Reinforces essential skills and soft skills that are pertinent for employers and employees to succeed at work. The guide includes online links to twelve training videos and synopsis of essential and soft skills that have been identified through surveys and interviews with small businesses. Continue reading

Disability in the Workplace: Employers’ Organizations and Business Networks

February 14th, 2013

Provides case studies of employers’ organizations and business networks that have been successful in advancing disability employment. Employers’ organizations may want to refer to these examples of promising initiatives for advice on promoting the inclusion of people with disability in the workplace. Continue reading

Understanding the Value, Challenges, and Opportunities of Engaging Métis, Inuit, and First Nations Workers

February 12th, 2013

Addresses the challenges employers face when engaging Aboriginal workers in Canada. Employers who are willing to learn more about Aboriginal population in Canada and want to hire and train Aboriginal people may find this report useful, as the report provides a good overview of Aboriginal employment in Canada. Continue reading

Supported Employment Videos

January 22nd, 2013

Provides information on evidence-based supported employment programs implemented in the United States. Career practitioners and employers may want to utilize the videos to learn more about the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model that has been effective in helping people with disabilities find job placements. Continue reading

Immigrant-Friendly Businesses – Effective Practices for Attracting, Integrating, and Retaining Immigrants in Canadian Workplaces

December 31st, 2012

Provides employers who are interested in hiring immigrants with different approaches to attracting, integrating, and retaining immigrant talent. The report addresses challenges employers face in attracting and retaining immigrants, and how employers can implement programs to help immigrants integrate at work. Continue reading

Orientation, Retention and Promotion – A Guide for Building Welcoming and Inclusive Workplaces for New Immigrant Workers

December 28th, 2012

This guide is useful for employers who are interested in hiring immigrant workers. The guide includes step-by-step process for recruitment and hiring immigrants, and resources such as tips and strategies employers can refer to for more information on developing cultural diversity policies and retaining immigrant workers. Continue reading

WorkBC Employer’s Toolkit: Under the Labour Radar – Aboriginal People, Youth, Women and Persons with Disabilities

December 11th, 2012

Provides profiles of specialized population groups focusing on Aboriginal people, youth, women, and people with disabilities. This easy-to-read resource booklet has recruitment and retention tips, workplace checklist, sample interview questions, and relevant statistics on specialized population groups for employers. Continue reading

Business Critical: Maximizing the Talents of Visible Minorities – An Employer’s Guide

December 10th, 2012

Provides Canadian businesses with diversity strategy and tools for creating a more inclusive workplace and maximizing the talents of visible minorities. The guide includes research of successful practices, instructions on how to develop a diversity strategy, and approaches to hiring visible minorities. Continue reading

Test Of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES)

December 5th, 2012

Provides career practitioners with assessment tools and training materials. Career practitioners can use the tools and training materials to develop training programs based on the essential skills strengths and weaknesses of their clients while employers can use the resources to provide essential skills training for their employees at work. Continue reading

Customized Employment: Transition Planning and Self Determination Instruction

December 4th, 2012

Shows examples of successful customized employment for people with disabilities in the community. Through this video, career practitioners and employers can see how much impact the customized employment have on the lives of people with disabilities and their families. Continue reading

Meeting the Youth Employment Challenge: A Guide for Employers

November 27th, 2012

Provides information on the benefits of hiring youth, solutions for youth employment, and directions employers can take to promote youth employment. Furthermore, worldwide examples of initiatives and successful practices as well as action plan for employers and employers’ organizations are included in the guide. Continue reading

Making It Work: On-the Job Training in Apprenticeship

November 27th, 2012

Provides information for employers on how to develop successful on-the-job training for apprentices. The guide includes examples of best practices, sample training plan that would help employers identify training objectives, and checklist for employers and apprentices to use to evaluate the on-the-job training program. Continue reading

Access to Success: A Guide for Employers

November 26th, 2012

Offers examples of best practices and successful initiatives directed at hiring and managing post-secondary students with disabilities. These examples highlight what some ‘role model’ employers are doing right and provide a case for other organizations and businesses to follow suit. Continue reading

Recruiting and Retaining Persons with Disabilities in British Columbia: An Employer Handbook

November 20th, 2012

Provides practical information for employers who are looking to hire persons with disabilities or wanting to create a more inclusive workplace. This comprehensive handbook gives businesses step-by-step instructions, checklists, and tips on how to approach recruiting persons with disabilities and how to better accomodate them. Continue reading