EMPLOYER TIPS AND SUPPORTS
Learn more about our top 4 tips for hiring and supervising co-op students taking part in CanWork and beyond.
1. ADOPT AND PROMOTE INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE IN ALL YOUR MATERIALS
By integrating inclusive language into messaging about your hiring process and supervising strategies, you'll take steps towards creating a more accessible workplace.
Address each candidate in the appropriate way by respectfully asking them how they'd like to be addressed.
3. CONDUCT YOUR INTERVIEWS INCLUSIVE
This inclusive interview checklist can assist you when putting together your interview questions
Not sure what's appropriate to ask? This resource has guidance on what you can and cannot ask
Be prepared to provide an interview-related accommodation if requested
4. ACCOMMODATING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE WORKPLACE
Workplace accommodations vary depending on each situation. The Job Accommodation Network has an extensive list of accommodation examples per category. Students are the experts in knowing what can help them to meet your requirements for the job. It is good practice to involve the employee requesting the accommodation. Did you know that 80% of accommodations come at a cost less then $500?
Participants and employers will receive support in establishing an accommodation plan to meet the needs of all parties.
Students of the CanWork program can count on the support of CanWork job coaches.
We encourage the employer to engage in ongoing open conversations with the student. However, if problems do arise or both parties are unable to come to an agreement our job coaches are here to help mediate the situation.
CEWIL Canada has great employer resources to support students in remote working conditions during the COVID-19 Pandemic.