Retaining a Multicultural Staff

By | 2017-06-07T17:32:03+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Businesses|

Organizations  understand that keeping valuable staff is critical to the success of their company, particularly when the make-up of the North American workforce is becoming increasingly multicultural. The benefits of retaining a multicultural staff are endless. Organizations that achieve a higher retention rate require fewer resources to hire and train new employees. According to the [...]

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Making Diversity and Inclusion a Priority

By | 2017-05-03T23:37:53+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Organization|

Your organization’s success and ability to compete at home and abroad depends on your ability to embrace diversity, and realize the many benefits. Any form of diversity initiatives starts with ceos, top-level managers, supervisors and then trickles down to include each and every employee. It is about changing policies and procedures to support diversity in [...]

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Culture Clash in a Business Setting

By | 2017-04-19T23:56:02+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Organization|

Sometime ago I was at one of the largest Canadian banks depositing a cheque when I noticed a conflict erupted between an employee and a long time valued customer. At the entrance, a bank employee was greeting and handing out customers a wrapped toffee from a large candy dish. The bank employee, a young lady [...]

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Businesses Must Adapt or They Will Falter

By | 2017-04-12T23:32:07+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Businesses|

The business environment is constantly evolving at home and abroad. And when it comes to diversity and inclusion, here are some key factors, which organizations need to address, if they still want to thrive and prosper in the coming years. In today’s global business market, management requires the expertise and tools to deal with changing [...]

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Diversity Impacts Organizations

By | 2017-03-22T21:24:55+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Organization|

How does diversity impact today’s changing global business environment? First, all organizations need to recognize that they will not be able to compete successfully on the world stage if they do not embrace cultural diversity. Diversity in the workplace simply means having a competitive edge because it allows business leaders to be more innovative and [...]

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Emergency Doctors Extra Vigilant with Ethnic Patients

By | 2017-03-15T19:42:40+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Every day the emergency rooms are filled with people from different ethnic backgrounds, religions and languages. Often western doctors and nurses are not only overwhelmed trying to treat the injured, but more pressing is that they are not always able to communicate effectively with the patients. Speaking to a medical practitioner some time ago at [...]

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Racism Still Present in British Columbia

By | 2017-03-09T01:05:26+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Organization|

It seems racism is still alive and well in one of Canada's foremost provinces, British Columbia. According a to a new survey commissioned by Vancity Credit Union, 82 per cent of the visible minorities in B.C. have experienced some form of racism. And 56 per cent of people surveyed indicated that they have overheard racist [...]

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Managing Diversity in the Workplace

By | 2017-03-01T23:17:15+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Organization|

Leaders of many small and large organizations  are beginning to realize that cultural diversity in their workplace is an essential element when it comes to profits and productivity. They also realize that it should be embraced with open arms by everyone in the organization. To manage cultural diversity effectively certain strategies have to be implemented. [...]

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Creating an Environment Where Everyone Belongs

By | 2017-02-22T18:00:54+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Businesses|

  These days, it's very important to have a stable workforce, otherwise an organization becomes a revolving door. Constantly having to replace employees is costly both in time and money and it has a detrimental effect on company morale. To create a welcoming atmosphere designed to achieve a high level of employee retention, then mentoring [...]

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Diversity Training is Essential

By | 2017-02-01T23:16:25+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Businesses|

With populist leaders around the world singing the tune of protectionist and shunning others who seem different is a serious concern not only for the business community but also for the rest of the world. And apparently such narrow thinking also has the tendency to seep into organizations. It simply gives permission to certain individuals [...]

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