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[Beyond Diversity] Uncovering Talent: A Conversation with Kenji Yoshino

Downplaying identity to blend into a workplace hurts both the individual and the organization. Author and NYU law professor Kenji YoshinO discusses the phenomenon and offers advice on how HR CAN handle it.

By Melissa Campeau

Kenji Yoshino is Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law and the director of the Centre for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging with NYU School of Law in New York. He’s also the author of Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights (published in 2006).



The Next Steps in the Diversity Dialogue

By Karen Stone, CHRE

I am very grateful (as a proud aunt, HR practitioner and active member of my community) that conversations and actions focused on diversity in the workplace are realized as important contributions to business strategy success.

Harassment and Damages

The same conduct may ground an award of damages for sexual harassment and moral damages

By Nadia Zaman

In a blog post about the Harvey Weinstein scandal and sexual harassment, Toronto lawyer Stuart Rudner of Rudner Law asserted that after the scandal took place, sexual harassment could no longer be seen as a “cost of doing business.” That may leave you wondering: what is the cost?

[Beyond Diversity] Indigenous Inclusiveness

Implementing truth and reconciliation in the workplace

By Sarah B. Hood

In September 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau surprised some observers when he used his address to the UN General Assembly not to show off Canada’s accomplishments, but to speak about the country’s failures in its relations with its Indigenous peoples.

[Beyond Diversity] The Difference Between Diversity and Inclusion

Outcomes, not optics, the key to a truly inclusive organization

By Kim Tabac

Diversity and inclusion – two words that are becoming increasingly important in the corporate landscape. As HR professionals, we know that while related, these terms mean very different things. What we’re seeing, though, is that too often organizations are still using these words interchangeably, confusing their meaning and thereby watering down their definitions.

The Neurodiversity Movement

Revolutionize your outdated interview process to capture a highly skilled and underemployed group of people

By Cris Brady

Neurodiversity is a paradigm shift, enabling parents, schools and, more recently, companies to transition out from an archaic “one size fits all” method of teaching and testing.

Size Doesn’t Matter

As a small business, you have a lot more to offer top talent than your competitors – even if they’re 10 times your size

By Jess Campbell

If you’re a small business owner, you know that attracting – let alone keeping – top talent can be a tough game. It’s especially ruthless when your competitors are giants that offer everything but the moon to all the greatest talent.