Category Archives: In the News

Why you should seek out alternative intelligence in your cybersecurity recruitment November 12, 2018

November 2, 2018  |  By David Millar via IBM Cybersecurity attacks are increasing in size and complexity, organizations are using too many tools from too many vendors — which is driving operational complexity — and there is a massive skills gap, expected to result in more than 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity positions by 2021. Clearly, the industry cannot keep going at its […]

CBC’s The National: People with autism recruited for skilled jobs October 23, 2017

CBC’s The National, Oct 17, 2017: People with autism often struggle with job interviews. Specialisterne is recruiting people on the autism spectrum for firms in need of skilled workers. “Most of our recruits don’t like job interviews,” says Alan Kriss, who runs the company’s Toronto office. “The interview is a barrier the way a step is […]

Disability in demand: People with autism offer employers a broader talent pool October 23, 2017

CBC NEWS, OCTOBER 17, 2017: He’s a former job pariah who’s suddenly a hot new hire, a university graduate with astonishing analytical abilities who could barely answer a question during job interviews. Now the very reason Shawn Bolshin couldn’t get a job is the very reason he has one. “I’m not like, that different,” the 30-year-old […]

Specialisterne Canada in partnership with Pacific Autism Family Network to recruit for SAP February 2, 2017

Continuing worldwide initiative to leverage the talents of employees on the autism spectrum VANCOUVER, BC – Specialisterne Canada has partnered with Pacific Autism Family Network to deliver SAP’s Autism at Work initiative in the Vancouver area. This program, now in its third year in Canada is part of a global strategy aimed at having 1% […]

Specialized skills to analyze commuter travel data April 29, 2016

Two Integrated Mobility Projects Through its Smart Commute program, Metrolinx works with workplaces, schools, communities and GO Transit to advance multi-modal transportation solutions that help to alleviate traffic congestion. In the spring of 2015, Metrolinx and Specialisterne Canada partnered to deliver on two integrated mobility projects in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA). Mining Commuter […]

Kinaxis Launches Program to Employ Tech Workers with Autism April 15, 2016

Supply chain management software company the first Ottawa organization to partner with Specialisterne Canada to hire employees on the autism spectrum. OTTAWA, April 13, 2016 /CNW/ – Kinaxis® (TSX:KXS) today announced the launch of its Autism at Work program, an initiative designed to leverage the unique talents of individuals on the autism spectrum and provide meaningful, sustained employment to this under-utilized […]

Specialisterne partners with CIBC to hire employees on the autism spectrum December 3, 2015

Bank benefits from internationally developed program to increase the diversity of its workforce Toronto, Dec. 2, 2015 – Specialisterne Canada has developed a partnership with CIBC to hire employees on the autism spectrum. Using a program widely adopted by Specialisterne business partners around the world, the bank recently hired eight new employees into a variety […]

Ontario Trillium Foundation February 2, 2015

Specialisterne Canada receives Ontario Trillium Foundation grant Specialisterne Canada is grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for a grant to us and our partners to increase meaningful employment opportunities for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Ontario. As part of a collaborative project with Autism Ontario, this initiative will work with employers to pilot concepts developed […]

The Globe And Mail November 6, 2013

Canada joins ambitious global campaign to promote hiring of people with autism. Canada is the latest country to join an ambitious global campaign to educate companies and governments about the benefits of hiring people with autism in the work force, with a goal of seeing one million autistic people employed –  10,000 in Canada.  

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