Create an Inclusive Workplace

Aim to create an environment where people with diverse backgrounds, skills and perspectives feel valued and can contribute to your organization. Diversity encompasses more than just cultural backgrounds – it also reflects gender, age, marital status and other factors. As steps are taken to create a more diverse workplace, both existing employees and newcomers may […]

Expert Advice on Online Bullying

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Bullying that occurs online, whether via email, social media or messaging apps such as Slack, should be expertly managed. Three experts, David C. Yamada, professor of law and director of the New Workplace Institute at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Janet Salopek, founder of HR consultancy Salopek & Associates and Paul Fairlie, founder and […]

Bullying

Man isolated and in pain.

It’s happening in your workplace and your people are suffering. What are you doing about it? Several years ago, when Vida Thomson worked in the HR department of a Canadian engineering company, a younger female employee approached her to complain about an older man whose behaviour offended her. “The comments weren’t overly sexual or racist, but […]

Tips on Being Trans-Friendly

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If you’re unfamiliar with the language and support required to accommodate your transgender employees, it can feel overwhelming to get everything perfect. But you can start with the basics and work your way up.   “If managers attend affinity group events that would be a great way to show employees your commitment. I’ve seen managers attend […]

Employers in Transition

Employers in Transition

It’s time for workplaces to modernize and get on board with ensuring LGBTQ+ employees feel safe and protected in their work environment. One of the challenges facing today’s HR managers and business leaders is ensuring their work environments are safe spaces for employees identifying as LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning). To […]