How to Make Your Hiring Practices Bias-Free: Removing the Canadian Experience Barrier

On Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 12:00 PM EST, join us for a free webinar to learn how you can improve your hiring practices by making them bias-free.

shaking hands in an interviewLearn about the new Ontario Human Rights Commission policy on removing “Canadian experience” barrier and hear from two employers on how they assess the qualifications and competencies of new employees.

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The new Ontario Human Rights Commission policy states that requiring Canadian experience could violate the Ontario Human Rights Code. Employers and regulatory bodies should follow these practices to improve their overall hiring practices.

  • Frame job requirements in terms of competencies and job-related knowledge and skills
  • Assess candidates on an individualized basis – consider all relevant work experience, no matter where it was obtained
  • Offer candidates the opportunity to show their competencies through practical tests or simulated job settings

In a new video, Cherie Robertson of the Ontario Human Rights Commission describes best practices employers and regulatory bodies can use to improve their assessment and hiring techniques.