Monthly Archives: May 2016

[Interview] Nomz CEO Jana Al Zaibak on Hiring a Refugee Workforce

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Employment is key to the successful settlement of all newcomers, including refugees. More often than not, employers find that hiring newcomers is a solid return on their human resources investment. Nomz founder and CEO Jana Al Zaibak credits her refugee employees with her business success. Jana Al Zaibak, founder and CEO of Nomz Based in Toronto, […]

Idea We’re Watching: “Project Ahlan” has Australian Restaurants Readying to Welcome Syrian Refugees

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Ahlan is Arabic for welcome. That’s what the hospitality industry in New South Wales (NSW), Australia is planning to offer refugees from Syria. It began with a small-scale idea: When refugees start arriving in NSW, Carol and Sharon Salloum wanted to hire some at Almond Bar, their restaurant serving Syrian cuisine. Like any good idea, it has […]

Languages are major obstacles for immigrants trying to get ahead professionally

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By Catherine Solyom in the Montreal Gazette When you’re in last place in North America in the race to integrate immigrants to the work force, there’s nowhere to go but up. That seems to be the attitude of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, as it released its study on immigrants’ career advancement. Immigrants: Getting […]

How Diversity Of Thought Makes A Difference

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By Ryan Mead in Talent Management and HR Being the head of your management board requires many responsibilities. The biggest being the “beekeeper.” The one who tames all the daily chaos to keep the front-end of business looking neat. While this is a handful in itself, maintaining or creating diversity of thought can’t come last. […]

Syrian refugees launch own food business months after coming to Canada

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By Global News Every weekend vendors from over thirty countries set up at the Fredericton cultural market bringing international flavours from around the world to the New Brunswick capital. As Global’s Jeremy reports, this weekend two Syrian refugees joined in and launched their very own business just months after arriving to Canada. Watch. You might also […]

Refugees Work: A humanitarian investment that yields economic dividends

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By the Open Political Economy Network Investing one euro in welcoming refugees can yield nearly two euros in economic benefits within five years. That is a key finding of OPEN’s new report – to our knowledge, the first comprehensive, international study of how refugees can contribute to advanced economies – which is co-published with Tent, a foundation whose mission […]