Vancouver Airport Takes Flight With Strategy Focused On Diversity and Inclusion

The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) recently developed a procurement strategy that aligns with their organizational values of diversity and inclusion. Their procurement strategy gives preference to vendors who practice corporate social responsibility in a variety of areas that are...

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Tools for Business Leaders Looking to Create Accessible, Inclusive Workplaces

If you are an employer who wants to champion a more accessible, inclusive workplace, the Presidents Group is here to help with next steps. The Presidents Group is a network of change-driven BC business leaders who are champions for more...

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Diversity and Inclusion Key to Healthy Culture

“Diversity is inviting people to the party. Inclusion is asking them to dance.” V. Slavich No longer just an HR program, diversity and inclusion are key elements of an organization’s business strategy. The “why” is no longer in questions. Diversity...

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Case Study: Conducting a Physical Workplace Assessment to Plan for the Future

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and BCLC have a commitment to diversity and inclusion. As part of this commitment, both workplaces initiated physical accessibility audits in their respective workplaces. These audits allowed them to see where there were areas...

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The Platinum Rule – Why Leaders Need to Know It.

By Monica Affleck While many of us are familiar with the Golden Rule—to treat others as you would like to be treated—there is another rule which also speaks to how we should treat one another. It is called the Platinum...

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CEO TalkBack: Four Principles for Putting People First

By Natalie Michael, CPHR There are many competing priorities for a leader’s time:  customers, products and new innovations among others.  Yet, organizations that put people first send a clear message. The best organizations and leaders actually spend the majority of...

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Improve Your Diversity Intelligence: Eliminate Your Blind Spots

By Paul Pelletier “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou HR professionals and project management leaders who leverage diversity to...

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Five Criteria for Cross-Cultural Leadership

By Debbie Narver Why is diversity in the workplace important and what do business leaders need to prepare?  This article focuses on the relationship of cultural diversity and leadership.  Let’s start with trends in Canada as an example. While our population...

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