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The Royal Academy of Engineering has called for profession-wide culture change and regular benchmarking of progress in order to create a truly inclusive culture within the UK engineering profession. The initiative follows the publication of …

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Organizations and individuals recognized for their outstanding diversity efforts in the workplace or the community.

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Diversity champions – July 2012

This year’s Catalyst Canada Honours have been awarded to Gordon M. Nixon, president/CEO, RBC (Company/Firm Leader); Anne-Marie Hubert, managing partner, Ernst & Young (Business Leader) and Jane Allen, chief diversity officer, Deloitte Canada (Human Resources/Diversity …

Six Reasons Why Hiring Disabled Good for Business

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column about the difficulty my daughter — who is deaf and a newly graduated chef — is having finding work in her field.
Granted, it’s tough for every …

Law Firm Diversity Program

Microsoft

This incentive program gives its partner law firms the choice to earn bonus legal fees by recruiting a diverse attorney workforce, having a diverse legal team dedicate more work hours to Microsoft matters, or having …

Thoughts on a Society of Accessibility Professionals

There is a strong esprit de corps amongst the people who work in accessibility. It’s founded on the belief that the digital world should be more inclusive, and it’s tempered by the shared experiences of …

My Black is Beautiful

Proctor & Gamble

This Procter & Gamble campaign includes a cable TV show, a website, a Facebook page with more than 55,000 members, sponsorship of a major music festival, special events in cities nationwide and endorsements by black …

Global diversity news briefs – June 2012

Canada
Hireimmigrants.ca has developed a free, one-stop-shop with information, resources and tools for recruiting, retaining and promoting skilled immigrants. The Roadmap tool provides articles, HR policy templates, videos, webinars, report summaries and successful employer practices and …

Diversity champions – June 2012

HR consultant Eileen Stewart has been given the Award of Excellence: HR Professional of the Year by the British Columbia Human Resources Management Association (BC HRMA). The award is given to an individual who contributes …

The eternal internship

Donna J. Jodhan

There is no doubt that many companies probably have the best of intensions in mind when they set up internship programs that are aimed at attracting disabled applicants.  These programs are almost always laid out …

Top 4 Steps to Promoting Workplace Diversity and Inclusiveness

A recent whitepaper has revealed that managers with high versatility were rated significantly more effective at promoting diversity and inclusiveness within their organizations than managers with lower versatility.
Managers with high versatility were more likely to …

Deloitte collaborates with UN to “Do ONE thing for Diversity and Inclusion”

In an affirmation of its leadership in and commitment to diversity and inclusion, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) proudly supported the UN-sponsored World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, which raises awareness of …