Breaking the Chains of Tokenism in the Workplace

The recent clamor for the entrenchment of Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity in the workplace is not without some inadequacies and unsavory practices being associated with some organization’s DEI strategies and programs. One of such practice is the idea of tokenism.  In this article, we intend to define tokenism, highlight the negative effects of tokenism and [...]

Tackling the Issue of Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Some times the human brain creates certain prejudice in our minds. These prejudices often result in an unconscious bias that we may not even be aware of.  It is usually uncomfortable to discuss issues of prejudice, bias, and diversity within the workplace. However, unconscious bias can have real consequences that hinder an employee’s positive experience [...]

Discrimination Legacy Still Present in Canada

  On the surface, Canada presents the image of a nation of peace and calm, but unfortunately, it still carries the colonial undertone of racism, bigotry, and xenophobia. Recently a Muslim family of five was deliberately ambushed by a twenty-year-old driver in  London, Ontario that sent shock waves throughout this multicultural country of 38 million [...]

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. [...]

Hate Crimes on the Rise Among Asians

  One would think  during these unprecedented times the goodness of humanity would triumph. Yet, instead horrific elements of mankind are surfacing in   Vancouver, a multicultural city that often boasts itself as one of the most livable and greenest cities in the world. While most people are staying inside, afraid of catching the coronavirus, but [...]

By |2022-02-18T00:17:15-08:00May 8th, 2020|Motivational, Recent Immigrants|0 Comments

Don Cherry Fired

  Why do high profile media personalities like Don Cherry make inappropriate comments towards immigrants regarding world war issues without knowing the facts? Is it ego, or perhaps just lack of understanding. Whatever the reason, it is unacceptable in 2019. During Hockey Night In Canada broadcast he said, "You people love, that come here, whatever [...]

By |2022-02-18T00:17:15-08:00November 12th, 2019|Businesses, Organization, Recent Immigrants|0 Comments

Who is a True Canadian?

Who is a true Canadian? Is it Justin Beaver? Or is it Celine Dion? Perhaps it is Margaret Atwood or Aubrey Drake Graham? Recently an elderly man came up to Jagmit Singh, leader of the New Democratic Party, suggesting him to cut off his turban so he can look more like a Canadian. "In Rome, [...]

By |2022-02-18T00:17:15-08:00October 18th, 2019|Businesses, Recent Immigrants|0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

Canada Welcomes Syrian Refugees

This week Canada has allowed in close to 10,000  Syrian refugees and in the next couple of months another 15,000 will call Canada their homeland. This kind of gesture is important for wealthy nations such as  Canada, especially when much of this nation is comprised of immigrants from around the world. However, there will be [...]

By |2016-12-05T21:48:16-08:00January 14th, 2016|Recent Immigrants|0 Comments
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