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New program helps business leaders and skilled immigrants make vital connections

Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) has announced  the pilot of Connector in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
This innovative program puts professionals (Participants) who have immigrated to Canada in touch with well-connected leaders (Connectors) who …

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Proven tips, tools & strategies that can effectively transform a workforce or an entire organization.

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GAYTMs

ANZ Bank in New Zealand has introduced cash machines that they’re calling “GAYTMs” to promote diversity and pride for the country’s LGBT community. Situated in ANZ’s Auckland and Wellington branches, the ATMs are decorated with sequins and rhinestones and LGBT-friendly messages such as “out and proud” are printed on the screens and the receipts.

“I took my job at ANZ because I knew they were supportive.” ~Conrad Johnston, computer programmer

 

Top 3 Ways to Boost the Ranks of Women Entrepreneurs

Troy Henikoff, managing director of TechStars Chicago, says less than 30% of startups have women founders and suggests are 3 ways this percentage can be improved and more gender diversity can be encouraged.

Role models:  There …

OUT & Allies in Business

This initiative aims to promote an inclusive environment for students regardless of their sexuality or gender within the Smeal College of Business community at Penn State University.  By hosting resumé reviews, career fairs, coffee house …

Diversity Champions — February 2015

 
 
 
The annual RAD Awards, celebrating the best in recruitment advertising and communications, were handed out recently. The winners for 2015 included Bernard Hodes for Barclays in the Diversity and Inclusion Initiative category. For the complete list …

Top 7 Strategies to Enhance Negotiation in a Diverse Workplace

Blogger Xenia Kisantal suggests a diverse work environment requires not just communication but cooperation, as well, in order to fulfill professional goals. Here are her seven strategies for achieving a positive outcome within the workplace.
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Beyond the Call

This initiative by the US Navy honors sailors of diverse backgrounds and experiences by telling their stories every other week on the Facebook pages of the US Navy Life and the US Navy Latinos. Here’s …

Top 3 ways to get a mentor to say “Yes” to a meeting

By Shawn Mintz
Sometimes, your message to a potential mentor goes unanswered. It may leave you feeling disappointed because that person appeared to be a good match; but you give up and chalk it up to …

Diversity Champions — January 2015

The Canadian Hispanic Business Alliance has revealed its 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians for 2014. This year’s honorees come from 3 provinces representing 5 countries of origin. The 4 women and 6 men are: Dr. …

Diversity Champions — December 2014

The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) has announced the winners of its national diversity short film competition. They are Dawn Bird (Saskatchewan), Fernando Dalayoan (Manitoba), Alan Wong (Manitoba) and Kristina Esposito …

Gen Y at the workplace: Myths and facts

By Scott Ng
A lot has been made of Gen Y’s apparent recalcitrance at the workplace. Born between 1981 and 2001, branded as “trophy kids” by frustrated management figures, the members of this generation have been …

12 Ways to Practice Holiday Diversity and Inclusion Leadership

By Simma Lieberman
1. If you want employees to feel included and show up, make sure your holiday party isn’t a Christmas party in disguise. Decorations and food should  either be general, and non-specific to any …