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AstraZeneca is taking steps to dismantle unconscious bias in the workplace as part of its wider efforts to embed diversity, equity and inclusion into its business practices. DEI has been a priority for the multinational pharmaceutical company for many years, specifically in the area of unconscious bias, says Gena Restivo, its vice-president of human resources, […]

While most U.S. employers have committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and accessibility initiatives, the majority haven’t embedded these initiatives into their daily processes, according to a survey by Inclusively and Forrester Research Inc. The survey, which polled more than 150 human resources leaders in the U.S., found most respondents said while their company has basic […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022
  • 15:00

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 […]

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

Canadian employers are using a mix of perks and upskilling training to attract and retain talent amid a tight labour market, according to a new survey by ManpowerGroup Canada. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 employers across the country, found more than half (59 per cent) reported having some difficulty filling jobs due to […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 20, 2021 September 20, 2021
  • 09:00
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When it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, Canadian employers have room for improvement, according to a new series of LinkedIn polls conducted by LHH. In one poll, 39 per cent of employees said their workplace still didn’t feel inclusive, despite the rise in visible corporate diversity, equity and inclusion committees and programs. By […]