What Is Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace?

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When people think of diversity and inclusion in the workplace the first image that often comes to mind is that of different races in the workplace. But that’s not all that diversity and inclusion is about. It’s about accepting the many differences in all of us no matter who we are and honoring those differences […]

Workplace Diversity: Employee Engagement’s Close Cousins Diversity, Inclusion and Respect

R…E…S…P…E…C…T… Find out what it means to me When it comes to workplace diversity and its impact on employee engagement Aretha Franklin’s signature line couldn’t be more apt. When people feel respected, they become more engaged, right? Diversity – together with its cousin’s Inclusion and Respect (DIR) – is not a peripheral issue separate from […]

Mental Health, the Formidable Workplace Foe

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What we can do to promote employee well-being Mental illness is slowly eking its way out from under the long-casting shadow of stigma. Very slowly. Especially in the workplace. Despite recognizing how employee well-being can help or hinder productivity and improve employee engagement, the sad fact is few organizations really pay attention to mental health or know […]

Get Prepared For The Generation Z Workforce: Facts, Predictions, and Implications

It’s early days for Generation Z (also known as iGen or Post-Millennials) in the workplace. Researchers and writers paint their own pictures of this post-millennial population with different characteristics. Some say they’re confident, entrepreneurial. Others say not so much. So What Do We Know About The Generation Z Workforce And How Can HR Professionals Prepare? […]

5 Must-Ask Questions About Diversity and Inclusion

As Canada’s largest employer, the federal public service has an obligation to ensure that its employees are representative of the diverse people it serves. The Joint Union/Management Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion tabled research and recommendations to strengthen diversity and inclusion in the Canadian government. The Task Force reported that in successful public sector organizations, diversity […]

Disability Inclusion in the Workplace: 8 Tips to Access a Talent Pool High on Engagement

In this age of low unemployment rates and high demand for qualified employees, transformational change leader Mark Wafer suggests organizations cast wider diversity and inclusion nets. “Not only is hiring people with disabilities the right thing to do,” says Wafer. “It can have a dramatic effect on a business’s bottom line. In bringing them into the […]