02 April 2017

HR - Managing Diversity in the Workplace, Webinar

With continued globalization and immigration, successfully managing diversity in the workplace is becoming more important to businesses.

Workplace diversity refers to the variety of differences between people in an organization.

It may sound simple, but diversity encompasses race, gender, ethnic group, age, personality, learning style, organizational function, education, background and more.

Diversity not only involves how people perceive themselves, but how they perceive others.

And these perceptions affect their interactions.

For a wide variety of employees to function effectively as an organization, human resource professionals need to deal effectively with issues such as communication, adaptability and change.

According to the HR Council of Canada, enhanced diversity and inclusion in an organization will:
  • Support recruitment challenges and skills shortages
  • Improve employee satisfaction and retention
  • Provide better client service
  • Broaden community engagement
  • Foster innovation and problem-solving skills
  • Promote organizational values more fully.

Doing business today means building a workplace reflective of the wider population and the global marketplace.

Canadian HR Reporter is offering a webinar - Diversity in the Workplace: Managing the Diverse Workplace of Tomorrow - on April 20th.

Laura Williams and Susan Lill, from Williams HR Consulting, will present an interactive webinar that will answer some important questions:
  • What is diversity and what does it mean to Canadian organizations?
  • Why does diversity matter in a workplace setting?
  • What benefits do diverse workforces deliver to employers?
  • What are some important pitfalls that organizations should look to avoid when fostering workplace diversity?
  • What practices help organizations best manage workplace diversity?

The webinar is designed to help business prepare to strategically address both the challenges and opportunities that come with tapping the talents of an increasingly diverse group of employees.

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