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July 9, 2019

LifeLabs recognized as Employer of the Year for inclusive hiring process

At LifeLabs, we take pride in celebrating our diversity and encouraging an inclusive workplace, which is why we are especially honoured to have been recognized by Community Living Mississauga as Employer of the Year.

This past year, David, a resident of Mississauga, joined our LifeLabs’ team through Community Living Mississauga’s program. David was a great fit for the role as a Lab Assistant and worked in a fast-paced laboratory, where he efficiently unpacked, prioritized, and sorted samples that arrived from doctor’s offices, hospitals, or residential settings.

“We worked with Community Living Mississauga to find a suitable candidate,” explains Keri VanBussel, a Client Service Manager at LifeLabs who helped initiate the internship. “We provided them with a job description and tasks that would be involved in the role so that they could consider candidates with the appropriate skills and recommend someone. They felt David would be a great fit for the lab assistant role and they were absolutely right! “

After the six-month internship was up, LifeLabs offered David a permanent position in the lab.

“David is a hardworking and caring individual and has had a very positive impact on team dynamics,” adds Keri. “We are so fortunate to have him on our team. I plan on using this approach in the future to fill my next vacancy when it comes up.”

When asked what he enjoys most about working at LifeLabs, David answered: “My fellow co-workers are very nice and helpful in training me.” And it’s not just all about work, “the best memories I have had so far is that every once in a while, we do fun things together like pot lucks, birthdays, and spirit weeks.”lifelabs employer of the year

As a result of the internship, Community Living Mississauga recognized LifeLabs as their Employer of the Year for going above and beyond in supporting an inclusive employment program.

Members from Community Living Mississauga shared that their experience with the team at LifeLabs was exceptional and that they were truly impressed with the collaboration, communications, change management and the support provided for the employee in the workplace. 

“The internship was a first for LifeLabs and we weren’t sure where to start,” says Louise Nagy, National Director of Community and Environmental Sustainability. “Developing community partnerships with great organizations like Ready Willing & Able and Community Living Mississauga is an incredible way to learn from other organizations who have successfully worked in areas where we don’t have the internal expertise. We’d love to continue the experience with other teams across the organization.”

Are you interested in working for LifeLabs? Check out the list of open positions on the LifeLabs career page now.