DEI and Recruitment

At Altis.Excel we believe that diverse and inclusive organizations enable employees to contribute to their full potential, resulting in more creativity, innovation and higher employee engagement and belonging.  Our commitment to DEI is rooted in the knowledge that a diverse team working in an inclusive environment better positions us to help our clients find qualified candidates from the widest group of talent.  This is demonstrated through our recruitment activities and process which have resulted in 72% of current placements with municipal clients coming from diverse backgrounds.

Our firm participates in numerous recruitment activities geared towards attracting diverse candidates.

  • Women: WBE events and job fairs
  • Indigenous Peoples: Indigenous Link Job Board, Jobs Canada National Career Fair
  • Visible Minorities: New Canadian Worker Job Board, Canadian Immigrant Fair, COSTI Multi-Employer Job Fair, JVS Toronto Job Fair, ACCESS Employment Job Fair

We take active steps to promote equity in our processes, providing marginalized or racialized groups who may have experienced barriers to employment, an opportunity to find work, develop skills and progress in their careers. These include;

  • Participating in diverse recruitment fairs (that are now virtual); Including language on job requisitions that make it clear our client’s welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds
  • Helping our clients meet targets related to employment equity or diversity hiring
  • Coaching and training our consultants and employees on diversity and the Canadian Human Rights’ Code
  • Providing coaching and training for our employees to reduce bias in recruitment and interviewing
  • Created and implemented a Newcomer Program that gives paid internships to New Canadians who then benefit from Canadian experience on their resume

DEI is an essential pillar of our firm’s Guiding Principles, which is why we have focused on key topics that foster a sense of belonging, where every person feels respected and valued for who they are as individuals. Our key topics include;

  • Altis’ Accessibility and Accommodation practices including work accommodations, practicing openness with clients, coaching and considerate planning
  • Unbiased candidate selection based on skill criteria barrier removal
  • Non acceptance of discriminatory job orders
  • Diversity recruitment through technology that factors in neutral, unbiased language, diverse strategies with sourcing opportunities, continuous auditing and ongoing learning
  • A non-discriminatory internal database
  • Staff training on Equity and Diversity which is consistent and reinforced
  • Supporting our candidates by creating inclusive practices internally and helping our clients create more inclusive and accessible work environments
  • Continuous learning opportunities through thought leadership
  • Development of our Newcomer Program
  • Involvement in diverse hiring events

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