HR Microscope April 2017

Newsletter Date:
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

April 2017

In Focus

Research shows that companies with a diverse workforce report improvements in innovation, problem-solving and productivity. So, striving towards a diverse workforce is just good business practice. BioTalent Canada is proud to engage with partners and stakeholders in initiatives that encourage diversity within the workforce, like the Opportunities Fund wage subsidy program and the EnAbling Change Program.

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Squandering Talent – Canada’s Biotech Sector Missing Out on Opportunity to Hire Persons with Disabilities

For an industry struggling with a shortage of skilled workers and insufficient capital to fill these shortages, wage subsidies seemed like the solution to kill two birds with one stone. For years, BioTalent Canada has worked with Canada’s federal government to provide wage subsidy funding to the biotechnology industry. However, the organization’s most recent wage subsidy project, The Opportunities Fund, which provides subsidies for Canadians with disabilities working in the bio-economy, is somehow failing to gain a foothold in an industry that is an avid consumer of wage subsidy programs.

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BioTalent Canada’s Animation to Promote Accessibility in Biotechnology Honoured with Award

OTTAWA, April 20, 2017 – BioTalent Canada announced today that its animated short, Expanding Accessibility in Biotechnology, has won the Platinum Award for Motion Graphics Information at the 2017 Hermes Creative Awards, an international competition overseen by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals (AMCP). The award showcases the talent and creativity of marketing and communications professionals, many of whom have contributed to public service or charitable organizations.

Watch the Animation →

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Lifestyle Hearing Corporation: AODA in Practice

Based in Ontario, Lifestyle Hearing Corporation is a growing network of 60 leading, independent audiology clinics across Canada.

Accessibility solutions and removing barriers for patients with hearing loss is at the heart of organizational success for audiologists and their clinic and corporate staff.


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Hiring Persons with Disabilities – The Questions You May Be Afraid to Ask

Tapping into under-utilized talent pools, like new graduates, women and newcomers, to tackle skills shortages within biotech is a widely discussed subject. As soon as you add persons with disabilities to the mix of under-utilized talent pools, everyone walks on eggshells. All of a sudden, the little we know becomes apparent and often uncomfortable. BioTalent Canada and NEADS shed light on a few uncertainties and misconceptions about hiring persons with disabilities.

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Congratulations to Lock Search Group with Their New Website

Get connected, get networked, get results…

Our new website will make your search a whole lot easier. We officially launched at

When you work with Lock Search Group you are immediately connected with the best search team in the country. For more than 30 years, we have provided Canadian businesses and their employees with recruiting solutions. We didn’t become Canada’s leading independent search firm by being ordinary.

Explore our site to learn how the Lock approach will make a difference in your search.

Connect with us today. We’re here to help.

Visit Lock Search Group →

Biotech Course for Non-Scientists Coming to Toronto! May 31-June 1, 2017

Biotech Primer, JLABS @ Toronto, and BioTalent Canada invite you to join us for the two-day course, BioBasics™: Biotech for Non-Scientists. Taught by an industry expert who knows the companies and their products, this course will help you engage more effectively with clients, colleagues and scientists. BioBasics explains the science driving the biopharma industry in a way you can fully understand.

Receive $200 off your registration, get your coupon code here

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