Symbiotic Group Inc is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical and/or mental handicap or financial ability. While remaining alert and sensitive to the issue of fair and equitable treatment for all, Symbiotic Group Inc has a special concern with the participation and advancement of members of four designated groups that have traditionally been disadvantaged in employment: women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.
Policy on Employment Equity and Diversity
The Symbiotic Group is committed to providing quality services by establishing a qualified workforce that reflects the diverse population of the market it serves. It is our policy to foster an environment that respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs, thereby ensuring equity and diversity in employment as defined by human rights legislation.
The main objectives of this policy are:
To ensure that there are no barriers in the workplace and to develop work environment that promotes equity and diversity,
To contribute to the achievement of the Symbiotic Group’s business goals and client service delivery,
To establish a framework that requires all managers to embrace the spirit of equity and diversity in the development of their policies and programs that impact the delivery of services and other outwardly focused activities.
This means that:
a. In the provision of our services and employment of staff to provide these services, the Symbiotic Group will seek to ensure equality of opportunity and treatment for all persons. No person or group of persons applying for services, or for a job, or for contracts with the Symbiotic Group will be treated less favorably than any other person or groups of persons because of their sex, race, class, color, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, sexual orientation,
b. No person or group of persons applying for services, or for a job, or for contracts with the Symbiotic Group will be treated less favorably than any other person or groups of persons because of their sex, race, class, color, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, sexual orientation, age, trade union membership or activity, religious belief, or physical or mental disability.
c. The Symbiotic Group will seek to identify the needs of disadvantaged groups (see b)
d. In carrying out its equal opportunities and diversity policy the Symbiotic Group will actively assist disadvantaged groups to benefit from its services.
e. As an employer, the Symbiotic Group will actively seek to employ staff from disadvantaged groups. Selection procedures and criteria will ensure that individuals are selected and promoted on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities. These procedures will be monitored and regularly reviewed. Where necessary, we will provide staff with special training facilities to enable them to compete or qualify for positions, or to progress, within the organization.
f. To help fulfill its commitment to equal opportunity and diversity, the Symbiotic Group will collect and monitor records for disability, gender and ethnic origin of all those applying to it for membership services and all those seeking employment with the Symbiotic Group.
g. In selecting suppliers and other bodies to work for it, the Symbiotic Group will actively pursue its commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity.
h. In the composition and actions of its management committees, the Symbiotic Group will actively pursue its commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity.