Creating an Environment Where Everyone Belongs

  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 [...]

By |2017-02-22T18:00:54+00:00February 15th, 2017|Businesses|Comments Off on Creating an Environment Where Everyone Belongs

Diversity Training is Essential

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 [...]

By |2017-02-01T23:16:25+00:00February 1st, 2017|Businesses|Comments Off on Diversity Training is Essential

Take Diversity Training More Seriously

Diversity and cultural sensitivity training became popular when several high profile companies paid out hefty fines due to discrimination lawsuits in the late 1990s and 2000s. Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch paid out $100 million each to settle sex discrimination. And Morgan Stanley paid out $54 million and in 2007 Morgan was once again hit [...]

By |2017-01-19T07:13:04+00:00January 19th, 2017|Businesses|Comments Off on Take Diversity Training More Seriously

Overcoming Unconscious Bias

It seems certain percentage of the population hold some form of unconscious bias toward certain individuals or ethnic groups. Unconscious bias is not deliberate, but rather it is in our blind spots that most of the times we are not even aware of. Unconscious bias is far more common than deliberate prejudice and often contrary [...]

By |2016-12-22T05:50:27+00:00December 22nd, 2016|Businesses|Comments Off on Overcoming Unconscious Bias

Putting Diversity at the Forefront

Hopefully your organization is at the point now where top decision makers are beginning to realize that in order to thrive in the 21st century and to rise to the top of your industry, they must put a high value on the diversity of your employees, your clients, and even your suppliers Diversity must become [...]

By |2016-12-05T21:48:10+00:00November 24th, 2016|Businesses|Comments Off on Putting Diversity at the Forefront

Diversity Trainers are Popular

Many proactive organizations  that not only want to succeed, but excel in today's ever changing business climate are beginning to rely on diversity trainers to give them an edge. Apparently this is just one form of education that was not given much thought  ten or fifteen years ago. Here are several more reasons as to [...]

By |2016-12-05T21:48:10+00:00August 3rd, 2016|Businesses|Comments Off on Diversity Trainers are Popular

Diversity in the Workplace Makes Sense

The workforce in North America is no longer homogeneous, but rather extremely diverse: age, languages, people of color, disability, GLT, etc. And this trend will become even more prevalent due to globalization. While some astute business owners view this trend as a great business opportunity, but some others are not sure what to make out [...]

By |2016-12-05T21:48:10+00:00July 13th, 2016|Businesses|Comments Off on Diversity in the Workplace Makes Sense

Retaining Staff through Training and Education

Training and education, as it relates to retaining a diverse workforce, has two paths. One the one hand, it is important to provide opportunities for career development. This helps organizations to retain valuable employees  and focus on their successes and ultimately company reaps the benefits. For example, companies that offer language learning programs, seminars on [...]

By |2016-12-05T21:48:10+00:00June 29th, 2016|Businesses|Comments Off on Retaining Staff through Training and Education

Avoiding Toxic Workplaces

At one time or another many of us have worked in a toxic environment that results in feelings of being unwanted and unappreciative. Such environment is neither beneficial for the employee or the organization because it diminishes the bottom line - profits and productivity. Toxic environment refers to many elements in the workplace, such as back-stabbing, [...]

By |2016-12-05T21:48:13+00:00June 15th, 2016|Businesses|Comments Off on Avoiding Toxic Workplaces

Mentoring in the Workplace

Many organizations are constantly searching for bright individuals to fill positions. And once these qualified candidates are brought in, apparently a larger percentage of the businesses fail to implement one important component - mentoring. There are two types of mentoring for a new hire in the workplace. One is a formal mentoring where peer’s responsibility [...]

By |2016-12-05T21:48:13+00:00June 9th, 2016|Businesses|Comments Off on Mentoring in the Workplace