Wage Disparity in Hollywood Persist

By |2018-01-22T00:29:43-07:00January 22nd, 2018|Organization|

No one said life is fair, especially in Hollywood, which has been in the spotlight recently again for all the wrong reasons. This time Hollywood has been rocked by the wage disparity between male and female actors. Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million, while his counterpart, Michelle Williams, paid only $1,000 for shoot on All [...]

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Racism on a World Stage: Where is the Common Sense?

By |2018-01-15T03:04:46-07:00January 15th, 2018|Organization|

  Diversity in any organization or society usually brings strength because it allows different points of views to flourish instead of narrow minded thinking. This is more vital today than ever before due to globalization. While many business leaders believe that diversity is beneficial, but it does not help the world move forward when one [...]

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Diversity Needed in Film and Television

By |2018-09-10T18:23:06-07:00January 8th, 2018|Organization|

  Diversity Needed in Film and Television   In recent months Hollywood has been rocked by sexual allegations by various male and female actors, which includes prominent icons such as Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow. One time powerful Hollywood men, such as Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey who were untouchable are now being crushed by [...]

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Stereotyping in the Workplace has Severe Consequences

By |2017-11-14T03:30:16-07:00November 14th, 2017|Businesses|

Stereotyping is a bias, an inflexible belief about a person, group or culture. Apparently one of the biggest underlying elements that can tear-down the cohesiveness's in a diverse multicultural workforce is stereotyping. Another definition provided by Stedman Graham in in his book Diversity Leaders not Labels suggest a stereotype might be an exaggerated image or [...]

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Advantages of a Diverse Workforce

By |2017-07-26T16:56:29-07:00July 26th, 2017|Organization|

At one time, many organizations tried to reflect the changing society by having a diverse ( multicultural) workforce because it was a right thing to do. I remember working at one radio station where they were pressured by various institutions, including the CRTC to have more female broadcasters. And they eventually did by hiring just one [...]

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Diversity Training is Necessary to Avoid Lawsuits

By |2017-07-14T01:34:16-07:00July 14th, 2017|Employement|

It is a fact that many organizations in North America now have a workforce that comprises of different ethnic backgrounds, different religions, people with disabilities and the LGBT group. To avoid misunderstanding and cultural clashes in the workplace, diversity and cultural sensitivity training are a must. And this should be done on a regular basis. [...]

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Removing Toxic Work Environment

By |2017-07-05T23:37:20-07:00July 5th, 2017|Businesses|

Many of us at one time or another have worked in a toxic environment that result in feelings of being unwanted and unappreciated. Such work environment is neither beneficial for the employee or the company, especially when it comes to cultural harmony, productivity and profits. Toxic environment could refer to many elements in the workplace, such [...]

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Lack of Loyalty in the Workplace

By |2017-06-21T19:03:14-07:00June 21st, 2017|Organization|

One of the keys to having a thriving and prosperous organization is to have a dedicated and loyal staff. This is easier said than done because many employees will argue that there is very little loyalty on the part of the businesses. Since I spent so time much in the ethnic and mainstream media, that [...]

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Retaining a Multicultural Staff

By |2017-06-07T17:32:03-07:00June 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 |2017-05-03T23:37:53-07:00May 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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