Why Diversity and Inclusion Training Sessions Become Ineffective?

  In recent months due to anti-racism protests in the US and Canada, some organizations have recently mandated to have Diversity and Inclusion training for their workforce.  The decision-makers have finally recognized that D/I training education is necessary for today's diverse, unique work environment not only for greater understanding but also for respect and acceptance. [...]

Hollywood Contributes to Racism!

      Every year Hollywood produces close to 800 television and film shows, many of them are shot in Metro Vancouver, BC.  Actors of color often end up getting only minor roles and those characters are usually portrayed in a negative light. African American actors fare just a little better when it comes to [...]

By |2020-06-22T09:27:39-07:00June 17th, 2020|Businesses, Employement, Organization|Comments Off on Hollywood Contributes to Racism!

Racism: Unsettling Times in The Workplace

There seems to be a bigger virus lurking other than COVID 19 in many of the workplaces in the US as well as in Canada, and that is racism! Racial discrimination is a malicious virus that not only robs a person of dignity, respect, and self-worth but also at times kills their soul. Then why urgent [...]

By |2020-06-09T19:10:40-07:00June 3rd, 2020|Businesses, Employement, Motivational, Organization|Comments Off on Racism: Unsettling Times in The Workplace

Lessons From COVID 19

  Is there a bigger underlining message during these uncertain and challenging times of COVID 19? This novel coronavirus  pandemic has created much chaos and misery for billions of people, rich and poor,  around the world.  And the one-time thriving economic climate has nearly come  to a grinding halt as governments worldwide attempt to pump large [...]

By |2020-06-09T19:10:40-07:00April 17th, 2020|Businesses, Employement, Motivational, Organization|Comments Off on Lessons From COVID 19

A Diverse Workforce Makes Economic Sense

In recent years, many organizations have tried to reflect the changing society by hiring a multicultural workforce because it is not only a right thing to do, but more importantly it makes economic sense. I recall many years ago working at this one radio station where they were somewhat forced by the CRTC (Canadian Radio-Television [...]

By |2020-06-09T19:10:41-07:00September 2nd, 2019|Businesses, Employement, Organization|Comments Off on A Diverse Workforce Makes Economic Sense

Interviewing

    This is the third and final segment from Vervoe, a publication that covers various issues such as flexible working, branding, automation, how-tos and tips on interview scripts, tests and more. Verve helps organizations such as Uber to assess a candidate’s accomplishments and style in order to get to the right hiring choice.  This article [...]

By |2020-06-09T19:10:41-07:00June 21st, 2019|Businesses, Employement, Organization, Recent Immigrants|Comments Off on Interviewing

Pre-employment assessment: what is it?

The segment this week discusses: Pre-employment assessment: what is it? Pre-employment assessment: does personality change? And what does this all mean? This article is from Vervoe, a publication that covers various issues such as flexible working, branding, automation, how-tos and tips on interview scripts, tests and more. Verve helps organizations such as Uber to assess [...]

By |2020-06-09T19:10:41-07:00June 14th, 2019|Businesses, Employement, Organization|Comments Off on Pre-employment assessment: what is it?

Pre-employment assessment, skill testing and interviewing:

In the coming weeks I will be posting a number of segments from Vervoe, a publication that covers various issues such as flexible working, branding, automation, how-tos and tips on interview scripts, tests and more. Verve helps organizations such as Uber to assess a candidate’s accomplishments and style in order to get to the right [...]

By |2020-06-09T19:10:41-07:00June 5th, 2019|Businesses, Employement, Organization, Recent Immigrants|Comments Off on Pre-employment assessment, skill testing and interviewing:

North Hollywood Slow to Embrace Diversity

After a sabbatical leave, I recently got back on a part time basis into the film industry not as an actor, but behind the scenes in Vancouver known as North Hollywood which employs close to 90,000 Canadians. I quickly realized that diversity is still lacking in North Hollywood, which is the third largest film hub [...]

By |2020-06-09T19:10:41-07:00April 16th, 2019|Businesses, Employement, Organization|Comments Off on North Hollywood Slow to Embrace Diversity

What Makes Employees Happy?

Around the world, there are close to three billion people in the workforce, but only 40 percent of them reported being satisfied. These numbers are alarming because when the workforce is not happy then productivity and profits plummet by almost 50 percent, according to the global research and analytics firm. Now, since many organizations have [...]

By |2020-06-09T19:10:41-07:00February 12th, 2019|Businesses, Employement|Comments Off on What Makes Employees Happy?
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