Importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Workplaces

Diverse workplaces include employees from a broad spectrum of demographic and philosophical difference including but not limited to genders, ages, races, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, languages, ideologies, sexual orientation, physical and cognitive abilities, and socioeconomic statuses. The benefits to having a diverse work environment is that individuals with different values, experiences, skills, perspectives and insights can lead to greater productivity, profitability, and team morale.

Employing people from a variety of backgrounds allows you to draw on a wide range of innovative ideas, broader approaches to sound decisions, and a better connection between the local to global communities you serve, which boosts your brand’s reputation.

Below are some suggestions for recruiting methods as well as ensuring that when you have a diverse workspace it actually is inclusive and equitable, so employees feel valued and want to stay.

Recruiting Methods:

  • Post job announcement where ideal candidates are looking. It’s unethical and discriminatory to
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The New Norm of Work is to Make Everyone Contributed

The new must-haves for sustainable productivity in business, let alone retention of talent, include real advocacy for mental health and safety at the forefront. The impacts on the next generation are hard to measure right now but we all know it will surely be impactful on the future. Childcare and back up care as well as long term care resources like EAPs have been seen in some larger businesses for years. Nonetheless, the creativity of some of the best leading companies include exploratory new programs and solutions to meet the talent where they are, at home. Pivoting to provide virtual and/or onsite learning resources at a discount or even for free, this was necessary as children came home and for many the end is far from sight. Companies were forced to act and adapt to keep their talent working when many felt like throwing in the towel. I was even … Read more

Qandle: Helping Organizations to Build Connected, Empowered, and Engaged Workplaces

Human resource is the most important pillar for the successful growth of any organization. To ensure the smooth on-boarding of employees and resolving all their queries and helping them learn and grow in the organization is the hallmark of any good Human Capital Management platform. Qandle is an all-in-one cloud-based HR solution, built with the employees in mind. It was incepted with a mission to build connected, empowered, and engaged workplaces. It helps HR teams with both admin and strategic tasks. It provides intuitive and user-friendly platform. The solution offers all possible HR requirements across Core HR, Talent management, Payroll, and Expenses on one interface, in one tool.

Seeing the Gap in HR Services and Deciding to Address the Gap

Chayan Mukhopadhyay is the Co-Founder and CEO of Qandle. When Chayan decided to enter into entrepreneurship, he launched an employee benefit platform- Perkkx. To pitch the solution, when he approached … Read more

Talegent: Proposing Best Assessments and Promoting Recruitment Efficiencies

Together everyone achieves more. That’s the power of a team. By combining the efforts of resourceful people in the organization any organization can rise to the heights of great success. It is always a challenge for recruitment boards to find the right people with the potential to deliver things effectively. Talegent provides a range of assessments to help recruitment teams to screen and select candidates with the highest potential.

Improving Effectiveness of Assessments

By leveraging an engaging candidate experience that optimizes the existing talent pool, Talegent provides analytically informed and bias-free solutions for identifying the best talent.

Talegent improves the effectiveness of traditional assessment with best-in-class predictive analytics tools together with an enhanced candidate experience. This streamlines the application process and provides recruiters and candidates with feedback while still maintaining psychometric validity. The company’s data-driven solutions are specifically designed to support hiring talent of the future. Data can be leveraged … Read more

Lower Open for TSX

Canada’s main stock index opened lower on Tuesday, as energy stocks were dragged down by weakness in crude prices, while investors remained on the sideline ahead of the two-day U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.

The TSX Composite index lost 38.94 points to begin the session at 20,126.02

The Canadian dollar subsided 0.27 cents to 79.46 cents U.S.

Teck Resources said that quarterly adjusted profit rose 4% sequentially, driven by record-high copper prices. Teck shares gave back 40 cents, or 1.5%, to $26.95.

Egypt has signed four contracts with Barrick Gold for gold exploration in the country’s Eastern Desert, the ministry of petroleum and mineral resources said. Barrick shares eked ahead three cents to $26.15.

Desjardins raised the price target on George Weston to $137.00 from $127.00. Weston shares acquired $1.07 to $126.35.

Desjardins raised the target price on Loblaw Companies to $85.00 from $77.00. Loblaw started the day up 47 cents … Read more