Diversity

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.

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.

Women still face challenges to have their chance at the table

By Angela Holtham

The business world is a much different place today than it was a few decades ago. When I set out to university in the 1970s to study math and computer science, an adviser told me not to take physics, as it would be unlikely for me to do well in the class and it wouldn’t serve any use to me in the professional world.

If you want to guarantee growth, prosperity and an inclusive, diverse company culture, gender intelligence must be part of your strategy

By Jess Campbell

Imagine the world’s most popular manufacturer of mobile devices and technology. Every day, this company sells millions of pieces of technology, having spent years to ensure its perfection. One day, a news story breaks concerning the way that technology responds to some very specific questions. Users can tell their technology that they might be having a heart attack; that technology tells them

Attracting diverse talent by overcoming unconscious biases

By Marni Johnson

Workforce diversity is critical to an organization’s ability to adapt and thrive in today’s rapidly changing environment. Diversity is the presence of differences in gender, age, experience, culture and more. Diversity alone is insufficient – you also need to practice inclusion. An example to outline the difference: diversity is being invited to the dance, but inclusion is actually getting up and dancing.