Along with access to healthy food, fresh air and shelter, feeling safe in our communities contributes to our overall quality of life. Keeping communities safe from crimes, violence and theft takes a team. Police officers, special constables, security officers, special investigators and many others work together to protect us. Ensuring that each member of the team is healthy on a mental, physical and emotional level becomes paramount to sustainably safe neighbourhoods.
Keeping Up with Demand
As our population grows and more retire from the force, there has been a subsequent increase in demand for these types of roles. According to the Government of Canada job prospect projection for police officers, new job openings are expected to total 38,900 by 2031 while only 36,300 new job seekers are expected to be available to fill them.
Finding the Right Team Members
Meeting hiring targets without sacrificing quality standards is a big feat—one that requires the right tools and expertise. Our network of clinical and forensic psychologists has extensive training in law enforcement and specialty team selection with a gold standard psychological assessment protocol that contributes to a high success rate.
Calian has been working with municipal and provincial police forces across Ontario implementing thorough pre-employment checks that test candidates’ overall health.
A Domino of Positive Effects
The psychological assessment reports that Calian delivered have accelerated the customers' testing process and helped them exceed their hiring targets. By prioritizing psychological wellness, the assessments foster a workplace culture that highlights health and wellness—in addition to improved retention rates and reduced work-related injuries.
Support During Career Changes
For those with a career switch in mind, new challenges can present themselves. Calian works with these candidates on delivering role switching assessments so the candidate can make the switch comfortably.
The Future is Bright
Building resilient communities starts with prioritizing individuals’ mental health, wellbeing and safety—on both sides of the badge. In developing and expanding the assessments and working with our customers to adapt to evolving needs, Calian is having a big impact on communities across the country.
Calian’s work in delivering psychological assessments to support safe, resilient and healthy communities demonstrates our commitment to the Calian ESG vision: Collaboration to Advance Resilience Excellence and Sustainability—Calian CARES™
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