Supported Employment: for Employers
Helping local employers create unique staffing solutions.
Fraserside’s Supported Employment program is a boutique service that provide local employers with trusted referrals to work-ready individuals with disabilities.
We spend significant time getting to know our employers, their unique staffing needs, and their employment environment. We only refer potential employees who are a fit. We also provide pre- and post-placement training to the individuals we refer, as well as orientation and integration, to ensure ongoing success.
Our diligent team has 11 years of combined experience providing employers and their staff with: information and training about inclusive hiring principles and practices, on-the-job training customized to the employer, employee and other staff, and other liaising needs as required.
Our service is free.
Benefits of Inclusive Hiring
There is much evidence and literature available about why inclusive hiring is good for business. An article by Harvard University states:
- “The composition of your workforce speaks to your company’s identity. [Inclusive hiring] tells your customers, employees, and other stakeholders that your organization cares about diversity and about having an environment that is accessible to all.”
- “An estimated 10 to 15 percent of the population has some kind of disability. That’s a huge segment of the hiring pool with talents you will miss out on if you can’t figure out how to accommodate their differences.”
Hiring inclusively can also lead to reduced staff turnover, increased staff morale and productivity, increased customer loyalty, and positive corporate profile.
We have found that the most successful inclusive employers are professional and willing to accommodate employees in ways that make sense for their business.
About Our Team
"We like to create long-term employment relationships with the businesses we partner with; finding the needs of the individual business and matching those with the skill set of the individuals seeking employment. We offer ongoing support after employment when necessary. Our goal is to ensure successful employment with longevity for the employer and the employee." - Mars, Fraserside Employment Specialist