In this course, you’ll learn how businesses across Canada are finding solutions to their labour needs through leveraging the skills and strengths of an untapped talent pool of candidates with an intellectual disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder. You will learn about the business benefits of inclusive hiring and the return on investment that inclusive businesses experience. Together, we’ll review relevant legislation and policies that address diversity and accessibility in the workplace and how the Ready, Willing and Able initiative can put your internal diversity policies into action. Finally, we will explore the concepts of disability and inclusion and take a critical look at the power of language in describing or referring to a person with a disability.
In this course, you will learn about the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder and intellectual disability and how these characteristics may present in the workplace. We will also take a look at the types of industries and sectors that are currently hiring inclusively and discuss ways in which hiring inclusively can be a good fit for your company.
Welcome to Course 3: Inclusive Talent Management Practices Part 1, Building an Inclusive Talent Pipeline. In this course, you’ll learn about recruitment and selection strategies that attract and ‘screen in’ top candidates who also happen to have an intellectual disability or ASD. In the first section of the course, we’ll discuss best practices for implementing organization change needed to leverage the benefits of a diverse workforce. Then we’ll begin to explore workplace accommodations and introduce legal concepts such as duty to accommodate. Finally, we’ll take an in-depth look at best practices for attracting a diverse applicant pool and ‘screening in’ strong candidates with an intellectual disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder.