Keyword: diversity and inclusion

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Terumo Corp. is establishing a global diversity, equity and inclusion philosophy and guiding principle to cultivate a culture of DEI within its organization and workforce. The medical device company provides products in more than 160 countries and regions and has more than 26,000 employees around the globe. According to a press release, the organization believes […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 4, 2022 March 4, 2022
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Xero Ltd. is enhancing its parental leave benefits to make them inclusive to all employees on the path to parenthood. Starting Feb. 1, 2022, the public technology company’s Canadian and U.S. employees are eligible for $12,600 or US$10,000, respectively, through a global fertility benefits provider that offers family forming services — from adoption to surrogacy, […]

While 82 per cent of employers globally said focusing on employee well-being is helping them combat talent scarcity, just 67 per cent of employers in Canada said the same, according to a new survey by Randstad Sourceright. The global survey, which polled more than 900 human resources and C-suite leaders across 18 countries, found 84 per cent […]

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  • March 1, 2022 March 2, 2022
  • 15:00

IKEA Canada is celebrating the voices and success stories of people from the Black community this Black History Month and beyond. This month, the furniture chain launched a content series on its intranet that highlighted the stories of its employees from the Black community. It featured four employees’ stories each week on its internal and […]

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The University Pension Plan is integrating diversity, equity and inclusion measures into its investment strategy. The pension plan sponsor’s responsible investing policy considers environmental, social and governance factors — including DEI — as essential to sound long-term investing, said Aaron Bennett, chief investment officer at the UPP, in an emailed statement to Benefits Canada. The approach […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • February 14, 2022 February 14, 2022
  • 09:00

IKEA Canada’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives are helping employees step into the shoes of their fellow workers and highlighting how DEI and employee mental health are inextricably tied. “A big part of who we are is stories,” says John Williams, the organization’s DEI lead. “We really believe stories matter because they shape how we […]

KPMG in Canada is piloting a program that taps into the neurodivergent talent pool as part of its ongoing diversity, equity and inclusion strategy to attract, support and retain employees with disabilities. In December 2021, KPMG launched a program with the help of a non-profit to adapt its recruitment process for individuals who are neurodivergent. The […]

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A growing number of organizations are moving beyond compliance to foster diversity, equity and inclusion in their workplaces. According to research, companies that have embraced a DEI strategy improved their bottom line with a 53 per cent return on equity, a 42 per cent return on sales, in addition to being 70 per cent more […]

The Toronto Dominion Bank is diving into a talent pool that has long gone overlooked by making assistive technology for employees with a disability widely and readily available. “Persons with disabilities are the most under-employed group out there,” says Bert Floyd, the bank’s senior information technology manager of assistive technologies. “There’s a lot of great […]

Institutional investors can play a role in reconciliation efforts by embracing the growth opportunities presented by Canada’s Indigenous communities, according to Kevin Thomas, chief executive officer of the Shareholder Association for Research and Education. Joined by Mark Sevestre, senior advisor and founding member of the National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association, during a session at the […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 21, 2021 December 17, 2021
  • 07:52