Statistics Canada recently reported the unemployment rate as 5.9% the lowest in 9 years... That is the good news...
It's a business model that's helping put to rest a longstanding corporate stigma. The notion that hiring someone with a disability is more of a burden than an opportunity. These are some of the trailblazing companies and captains of industry fighting those stereotypes and seeing a huge return to their bottom line.
There has been a significant shift in the understanding of how people work, founded on elements that are innately human; security, autonomy, belonging, achievement, status, and purpose. These six elements reflect how we tend to experience the world and what motivates us to do our best work. Informed by this understanding, renowned company Herman Miller has recently transformed workplaces to consider the arrangement of surroundings, furnishings, and tools that match the diverse needs of employees while delivering an elevated human experience of work.
Last year, Starbucks impressed us with their $5,000 mental health benefits coverage. Now, Manulife has followed suit and boosted their mental health coverage to $10,000 for employees (one of the largest amounts offered by Canadian employers, according to Global News 2017).