Tuesdays at Ten: Four Points by Sheraton London
Ability First: Also joining us is Kathryn Tull, Employment Specialist with @LEADSEmployment. As their Partner in Employment, @LEADSEmployment works with @FourPointsLDN to help them hire great employees with #disabilities. Here are just a few reasons why business savvy companies hire employees with #disabilities > http://ow.ly/Ps8u1 #Tuesat10
Four Points by Sheraton London: We went through recent renovation, which gives welcoming contemporary feel that flows throughout entire property. With 180 guest rooms the property boasts multiple conference spaces for larger or more intimate events. #Tuesat10
Four Points by Sheraton London: With approximately 100 active staff, everyone aims daily to portray our core values to our guests. The Franchise Owner & GM lead by example & show their passion for the business on a daily basis. Hiring staff that share this passion is what sets the hotel apart. #Tuesat10
Four Points by Sheraton London: A disability does not make a person a better or worse candidate for a position; if they are the right fit you find a way to work with someone so they can do the job. #Tuesat10
Four Points by Sheraton London: When a position needs to be filled we will post on multiple sites & employment services to get the word out. Once candidates apply & the qualifications seem adequate, interviews are set up with the department managers. At this point it’s about who sets themselves apart by portraying the right attitude and willingness to take on a new and hopefully long term future with our Four Points family! #Tuesat10
Four Points by Sheraton London: For example, we had a woman who was legally blind in one eye work in our Banquets department as a Server. I don’t believe it came to our attention until the end of our hiring process and it was never considered something that would stop us from hiring her. #Tuesat10
Four Points by Sheraton London: We communicate our employment opportunities to @LEADSEmployment and they have the opportunity to match applicants they have that have the right skills and aptitude for that position. @LEADSEmployment does followup with us & applicant to ensure successful transition, which is very helpful. #Tuesat10
LEADS Employment Services: @FourPointsLDN has always been open to discussion with @LEADSEmployment on positions and contacting LEADS when recruiting. @FourPointsLDN provides accommodations such as hands on training, pairing the employee with a staff mentor, who would advise areas to work and concentrate on to be successful in the role. @FourPointsLDN is a leader in creating a diverse workforce and community. #Tuesat10
Ability First: And Kathryn, always great to have you join us. For more info on @LEADSEmployment free #employer services: http://abilityfirst.ca/partners-employment/leads-employment-services-london-inc #Tuesat10
We always appreciate those of you who join us for our live Tuesdays at Ten sessions, and welcome new voices to our discussions. We encourage you to ask questions, share your thoughts, and interact with our presenters. Please mark your calendars for the first Tuesday of every month at 10:00am EST as we continue to highlight various local businesses who successfully put ability first in the workplace.
We hope you’ll join us for our next Tuesdays at Ten, scheduled for Tuesday February 2, 2016 at 10:00am EST.
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Please contact us if you are a London, Middlesex, Oxford or Elgin County business who would like to be featured on an upcoming Tuesdays at Ten and employs persons with disabilities based on the philosophy of ability first in the workplace.