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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Culture Clash in a Business Setting

By |2017-04-19T23:56:02-07:00April 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 |2017-04-12T23:32:07-07:00April 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 |2017-03-22T21:24:55-07:00March 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 |2017-03-15T19:42:40-07:00March 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 |2017-03-09T01:05:26-08:00March 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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