Media & Commentators - Role of Employers
What Comes First — Language or Work? (Employer Webinar)
Bias, whether conscious or unconscious, favours certain people in the hiring process based on superficial characteristics like name and place of education that have nothing to do with their talent or potential. This webinar will dive deeper to understand how and why this form of discrimination occurs. It will look at practical solutions being tested in the workplace to disrupt hiring bias. Join us on October 27 with guest speakers Phil Oreopoulos of the University of Toronto and Heidi Walker of GapJumpers.
Companies have a bottom-line incentive to promote policies that encourage diversity—increasingly seen as a tool to spur innovation.
Bias in hiring is a problem without borders. In Germany’s job market, candidates with a German name have to submit an average of five applications while a fellow applicant with a Turkish name has to send seven.
Europeans worry that the asylum-seekers who have flooded the continent this year will struggle to integrate and find work. A Vienna hotel is showing that newcomers can succeed.
Employers of Influence: Winners of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers competition for 2016 are announced (News Story)
Canada’s Top 100 Employers collectively employ almost three-quarters of a million Canadians, but their influence on the nation’s employment practices and working conditions extends far beyond.
No names, no bias? (News Story)
Ten big employers in the public and private sectors—including the civil service, HSBC and Deloitte—have agreed to start recruiting on a “name-blind” basis in Britain. But do they work?
Business takes a leadership role in the newly formed Migration Council of Australia. The organisation seeks to build a bridge between those with an economic interest in a big Australia, and those with a social interest in a fair Australia.
As Europe’s refugee crisis continues to evolve, offers of assistance have been complemented by a broad-based response from the business community, writes migration expert Khalid Koser. This mobilization highlights not only the role that the private sector can play in managing migration, but also the importance of extending this engagement beyond the response to the immediate crisis.
A practising Muslim man is four times less likely to get a job interview in France than a Catholic counterpart, according to a new study by the Institut Montaigne.
A London bakery offers refugee women a way into work (News Story)
Charities team up with local business to generate jobs for newcomer refugees
From 2017, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service in the United Kingdom will remove names from university applications.
[New Research] Why Matthew but not Samir? Disrupting the Hiring Bias (Employer Webinar)
[New Research] This webinar has been updated with new research findings. In an exclusive event, Dr. Rupa Banerjee, co-author of the new research report, “Do Large Employers Treat Racial Minorities More Fairly”, reviews the research and explains the negative impacts on job-seekers and employers alike.
To understand the economic stakes in Europe’s refugee crisis, start in an unlikely place: the South Pacific island of Tonga.
“Life is too short to learn German,” quipped Mark Twain. Now the German language is turning out to be more than just the butt of jokes. In a country desperately in need of workers, it is proving to be a stumbling block that prevents German companies from taking advantage of the flood of new arrivals.
Can a government work like and with the private start-up sector to jump-start immigrant entrepreneurship, attract the “best and brightest” international entrepreneurs …