Why Should I Hire Inclusively?

Some benefits of hiring inclusively include the following;

  • Reduced turnover costs due to higher employee loyalty rates
  • Consumers pay attention to inclusive workplaces and are more likely to support businesses who hire diversely
  • Creates a positive impact within your team
  • EES provides pre-screened potential candidates for your open positions

Ultimately, our goal is a good fit between you and your employee; when a good match is found, your business benefits!

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Can I Agree to a Work Experience Without Commitment to Hire?

There is no obligation to hire after the completion of a work experience; however, if the applicant should prove to be qualified and a position becomes available, we are happy to support you and the applicant to take the next step.

What’s the Cost to Working with EES?

There is no cost to partnering with EES.

As far as accommodations are concerned, the Conference Board of Canada has completed research that supports the idea that upwards of 80% of persons living with barriers to employment require very little accommodation, if any at all. In addition, 65% of all required accommodations from this study cost anywhere from $1.00 to $500.00. Such costs are small in comparison to the benefits you and your organization will receive from hiring inclusively.

Who will Provide Extra Training if Needed?

If extra training is required, EES can provide a job coach at no cost to you to be trained alongside the person you’ve hired. The job coach will then work beside the person, offering additional training, reminders, and other assistance as needed. The job coach will also be available to work with you and your supervisors and staff to create a positive and cohesive workplace environment.

What About Liabilities and Safety Concerns?

Statistically, people with disabilities are safer workers and account for fewer worker’s compensation claims than other employees. However, EES would work with you to create a plan that accommodates and ensures the safety of the worker you’ve hired. The presence of a job coach for ongoing training decreases the likelihood of safety issues.

What If It Doesn’t Work Out?

All employees should meet the employer’s performance expectations, which should be clearly established from the start. One of the benefits of EES involvement is that we remain available even when the employee has been working independently for quite some time. Should concerns arise, we are available for consultation and additional training so that improvements can be made. However, if all reasonable efforts have been made to correct the problem without the desired results, the employer has the right to terminate the employment, following the same procedures as with any other employee.

How Do I Get Started?

Every workplace and every employee is unique; therefore, EES would be happy to work with you through all stages of the process: application, interview, orientation, training, and ongoing support. If you have been approached by an EES staff person or would be interested in learning more, please feel free to contact us and we will address any further questions you may have.