Tuesdays at Ten: ToyotaTown
ToyotaTown: We were having high turnover with a particular position & finding good long term employees was tough. We were looking for someone who we could hire who would like to stay in this sort of position long term. #Tuesat10
ToyotaTown: For example, one of our hearing employees went to school to learn sign language to help communicate. We now have two more employees who we are sending to school to learn sign language as well. #Tuesat10
ToyotaTown: He's been with us for almost 4 years & continues to be a valued employee. He always partakes in our employee events. From a business aspect, this is unheard of for this position. #Tuesat10
ToyotaTown: We have put in some extra work to ensure the employee has the tools he needs to succeed, but this amount of work is nothing compared to what he's given back to us from business & personal standpoint. #Tuesat10
ToyotaTown: Once trained our employee perfectly capable of carrying out tasks & not afraid to ask for help when need be, this is the same as any employee would need to do. The key is finding a job that matches capabilities. Once you have that, there is no reason why people with #disabilities cannot succeed in the workplace. #Tuesat10
ToyotaTown: Fantastic! They make such a huge effort to help and support the people they represent and employer. If we ever have an issue or our employee needs additional training, they are here for as long as it takes. For example, we just got a new car wash. @CommLivLondon has been in everyday helping employee adjust. #Tuesat10
ToyotaTown: You are crazy not to employ people with #disabilities. If you have a position that is suitable for someone or even if you can take some duties from several employees to free up their time, you should consider this. It's helped our business & employees get more involved in the community and events, like #NOH2015. #Tuesat10
ToyotaTown: Benefits us as a business, as well as the employee. Also benefits existing employees in learning we all can work together.
John Rossini & the team at ToyotaTown appear in this video by Community Living London.
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 10am as we continue to highlight various local businesses who successfully put ability first in the workplace.
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