Benefits of a Diverse and inclusive Workplace
The following graph highlights the outcomes when a workplace embraces diversity, compared to when it does not. The benefits of having an inclusive and respectful workplace are not only social, but financial as well. A company's reputation and bottom line will likely improve when staff loyalty, productivity, and retention levels are high.
(Source: LMIEC Global Talent Guide for Employers pg. 21)
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How to Manage a Diverse Workforce
Essential Online Resources:
Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion features reports, toolkit, learning solutions for employers.
CCDI Learning Solutions include eLearning courses, instructor-led training, and blended programs.
They are designed to build the awareness, knowledge and skills of your workforce, from front staff to senior leaders, and support the development of an inclusive work environment.
Some of CCDI most popular topics include:
- Diversity and inclusion fundamentals
- Unconscious bias
- Managing bias in hiring
- Gender in the workplace
- Respect in the workplace
All the learning solutions can be customized to fit the unique needs of your employees.
Ethnic Diversity in the Workforce provides organizations with relevant Human Resources toolkits for private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. It features reports, and learning solutions for employers wanting to build a more inclusive workplace.
hireimmigrants.ca includes a
Manage Diversity section containing helpful videos, webinars, success stories, articles, and other resources including:
Talent Management: How to create processes to ensure all employees, including skilled immigrants, are engaged and contributing to their full potential
Diversity, Equity, and Accommodation: How to maximize the different perspectives and skills of diverse employees
Content-specific information related to business role, size, or sector in the
Find Your Way section
Human Resources Professionals Association
Cultural Competency Training Program
Funded by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration and delivered by HRPA, the certificate in Cultural Competency Training Program helps organizations become more culturally-inclusive and provides strategies to effectively hire, on-board, train and retain culturally-diverse candidates/newcomers to Canada.
The program offers:
- one day certificate in Cultural Competence
- one homework assignment
- three months follow-up
- Access to helpful resources, including exclusive LinkedIn group
- Certificate in Cultural Competency Training
- 7 CPD hours for CHRP participants
Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council features reports, toolkit, online learning solutions for employers.
Hiring Immigrants Makes Good Business Sen$e is a publication of the Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board. It contains valuable information on attracting and recruiting immigrant talent. For more information call 705-725-1011.
Building Blocks of Workplace Inclusion is a publication of Talent development at Work (TD at Work). The document provides its readers with best practices for employee-friendly workplaces. It discusses some of the roadblocks and challenges employers may encounter and how to surmount them.