In Toronto, a city recognized worldwide for its diversity, persons with disabilities are
vastly under-represented in the workforce. This prodigious
pool of talent is often entirely overlooked when employers
are seeking to fill positions within their companies.
We at Link Up believe this to be a great loss to employers
and job seekers with disabilities both. Every day we meet,
assess and assist clients qualified across the whole range
of employment disciplines. Every day we see huge potential,
determination and a drive to succeed in the clients who come
through our doors. Each day, in ways big and small, we strive
to draw attention to this potential, determination and drive
and to shine a light on the many advantages to hiring persons
from within the disabled community.
Hiring of persons with disabilities makes good business sense.
Our own experience and the results of numerous studies have
taught us that disabled employees are often more productive,
dependable and loyal than their non-disabled co-workers. They’re
also more likely to remain longer in their jobs and more likely
to have a real appreciation for employment. All of these are
traits that directly affect the bottom line and are therefore
greatly appreciated by employers.
Hiring of persons with disabilities can pay other dividends
to employers. Disabled employees are keenly aware of the needs
of others in the disabled community and therefore can serve
as excellent resources in identifying goods and services for
these customers. More and more companies are awakening to
this fact and thus increasingly hiring staff to reflect the
diversity in the customers they serve.
Link Up stands ready and willing to deliver a full range
of services to any employer interested in hiring a person
with a disability. We carefully pre-screen our clients, thoroughly
evaluating their skill sets, their educational background
and experience before referring them for a position. We take
a good hard look at the job and then choose several candidates
we feel best match that particular job. We strive to save
you advertising costs, review of multiple resumes, telephone
calls and interviews. We strive to save you both time and
money, and to make the hiring process as simple and straightforward
as possible for you.
Link Up continues to offer services and supports to both
employer and employee after hirings. We are able to assess
for and arrange for a variety of accommodations, including
modifications to workstations, provision of assistive devices,
and job coaching for clients. In many cases, we are also able
to help offset training costs, sometimes for several months.
We are also always available as a resource, for advice, consultation
and direction. We truly consider our employers our partners,
and we work hard to nurture and grow those partnerships.
We at Link Up believe that employers will see what we see
when they take a closer look at our organization and the clients
that we represent. We invite you today to contact us and take
that closer look and to move further along the road to a truly