About Bee Successful

Candidates whose skill sets match your needs

Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley has always promoted the benefits of work for people with intellectual disabilities. The agency has been successful matching employees with employers for many years. Those connections have led to many long-term work commitments. This year, we have been successful in a partnership with the Ontario Disability Support Program that can help any individual in Renfrew County who has a disability. The service is called BEE Successful.

BEE Successful is specifically directed to assist individuals with a disability obtain employment. The disability can be intellectual or physical, and the service is free for people to access. It works much like the other employment services in Renfrew County, with a unique focus on matching employees with a disability with a good employment opportunity.

Employment specialists with BEE Successful build relationships between hopeful (potential, capable, strong)  employment candidates and Renfrew County employers.  Their role primarily is to help employers understand the business benefits of hiring employees with a disability.

Employees with disabilities: use less sick time; remain in positions longer; positively impact staff morale and work culture;

BEE Successful

  • Staff assist with orientation, training, and supporting natural mentoring to develop.
  • Staff are trained specialists who bring employers and people with disabilities together to create mutually beneficial employment relationships.
  • Staff use a proven system of workplace “talent matching” and ensuring “talent readiness”.
78% Canadians are more likely to buy a product or service from businesses that employ people with disabilities.

What can BEE Successful provide you?

  • A hassle-free hiring process with no detailed paperwork.
  • On-site job training and follow up supports.
  • Candidates whos skillsets match your needs.

How much will it cost to hire a candidate?

This will be individualized in each employment situation. An employee may work as few as 1 hour each week up to 40 hours a week. An hourly rate can be from at least minimum wage up to any higher negotiated rate between the employer and their employee.

Can the employer interview potential candidates or will they be selected by BEE Successful?

Our employment specialists will work with employers to present potential candidates and can help with any part of screening and hiring but certainly, employers make decisions on who they hire.

What if we would like to eventually increase the employees hours worked per week as we identify needs and capabilities?

As with any employee, that simply requires discussing the possibility with them. Of course, if additional support with orientation to new tasks is needed BEE Successful can become more directly involved even if some time has passed since the initial hire.

BEE Successful staff are trained specialists who bring employers and people with disabilities together to create mutually beneficial employment relationships.
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