Friday, November 24, 2017

Be more 'courageous' about diversity, Deloitte report urges Canadian companies - CBC

Originally published: November 22, 2017
Publisher: CBC.ca

Canadian business leaders need to take "courageous" actions to make sure their companies are more diverse and inclusive in order to remain competitive amid demographic and technological changes in the workplace, according to a new report released Wednesday.

"Actions taken by many firms to date in the areas of diversity and inclusion have delivered more optics than outcomes," says a Deloitte study advocating the benefits of building more inclusive organizations.

After decades of progress, the country has been stuck in neutral, struggling to advance traditionally under-represented groups such as women, visible minorities, those with disabilities and indigenous people, especially to the most senior levels of organizations, it said.