Enbridge has long been deliberate about creating an inclusive and welcoming workplace, making it an employer of choice for immigrant talent.
Having a welcoming workplace, however, not only benefits skilled immigrants; it can work to strengthen the organization as a whole. In fact, for a company to be competitive, it needs to ensure all employees, including skilled immigrants, are engaged and can contribute to their full potential.
Here are two ideas an organization can adapt to create a welcoming workplace:
- Support employee resource groups by providing onsite and online training opportunities for their members (including language classes and management coaching).
- Foster the growth of diversity champions in the company by offering cross-cultural training to all employees.