Is your organization talking about diversity, but not taking enough action? HR leader Dennis Fong shares his award winning diversity strategy.
Many organizations talk about diversity but how many actually make it a priority? With the face of Canada’s population rapidly changing, this is one question that every Human Resources department will need to consider. According to Statistics Canada, by 2031, if current demographic trends continue, 47% of second generation Canadians will belong to a visible minority group, nearly double the proportion of 24% in 2006. As well, Statistics Canada data also indicates that as of 2011, all net labour force growth in Canada is expected to come from immigration. For these and many more reasons, having a workplace that is reflective of the outside community should be a priority for any organization that wants to achieve a diverse workforce.
Following are five keys to workplace diversity: