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As Canadians, we pride ourselves on our diversity and acceptance and, while things have come a long way in a short period of time and progress continues to be made, the survey results show that more needs to be done. As employers, we have an opportunity to pay attention, learn and be better.
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Pakistan is a diverse country and females account for a large portion of the population. Recently, it has becoming increasingly difficult to discuss the challenges that Pakistani women face. There is a dire need to promote the education of females by launching awareness campaigns at the national level, because in order to educate a nation, you need to educate its women.
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I've been asked, "Where are you from?" more times at the bank than at any other workplace. The query is almost always followed by an individual's shock of how kind, efficient, or great my service was. In their mind, there's no way a black girl from [insert black country here] can be so nice at customer service.
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The only way to give a whistleblower a pair of "concrete shoes" is to create unbearable conditions on the job -- such as assigning onerous tasks unrelated to the job or enforcing obscure codes of conduct -- until you sink to your lowest point & either quit or refuse to cooperate.
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A workplace bully mistakenly believes that hassling, nagging, micro-managing, and scolding others is the only way to "get things done." From the outside looking in, it's clear that these individuals, whether they are co-workers or managers, suffer from a distinct lack of imagination.
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Looking to stop a bully in his tracks? Defeating a workplace bully requires a combination of wit, tactical thinking and a measure of good luck. The good news: I can help you get a "leg up" on how to interrupt and unmask a bully at large without putting your good name at risk.
WHITEHORSE - The owners of a Yukon pizzeria are facing more than a little bit of heat outside of their kitchen over an employment posting on social media.The posting on Tony's Pizza Facebook page — wh...
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Is ethnic discrimination alive and well in Canada? Not according to a new CBC poll published this week in which 75 per cent of respondents say Canada is "a welcoming place for all ethnicities." An Insights West poll reported in the Vancouver Sun last month suggests, by contrast, that Canadians are not terribly willing to face the facts about ethnic discrimination, and that it is a bigger problem than most would like to think.
TORONTO - An Ottawa-area company discriminated against a foreign-born job applicant by telling him it "only hires white men" in a series of "abusive" text messages, Ontario's Human Rights Tribunal has...
You wouldn't know it from the tone of discourse today, but immigrants and foreign workers have been part of the Canadian labour force since Confederation. Then, much as now, they were necessary to ensure Canada's economic survival. Nevertheless, 19th century immigrant workers were viewed with suspicion and contempt and assigned the most dangerous tasks.
For decades, self-assured women have considered it a mark of pride to get male coworkers and bosses to see past their looks. But if feminism is about gender equality, Catherine Hakim, a sociologist at...