To prevent bias from creeping into the hiring decision, focus on candidate’s merit when making the final decision.
To get the support of senior leaders, assess and analyze your current HR practices to see if they screen-out skilled immigrants or prevent them from advancing to senior positions.
Establishing inclusive recruitment practices is an important step to reach the broadest talent pool.
Employers may understand why it is key to hiring immigrants but they may not necessarily understand the how. Ratna Omidvar of the Global Diversity Exchange provides some easy and lost cost strategies to make your hiring more effective.
Dr. Mahzarin Banaji of Harvard University explains that we often underestimate the degree of influence our unconscious biases have on decision-making.
This article examines Canadian work experience and provides practical advice to employers on how they can hire more effectively.
The Halifax Connector Program helps immigrants build a professional network and connects them with job opportunities to help in their settlement.
This article looks at evidence of subconscious bias in hiring and what employers around the world are doing to circumvent these biases.
Ratna Omidvar of Maytree comments on the new Ontario Human Rights Commission policy addresses the issue of employers requiring “Canadian experience” which can create barriers for newcomers looking for jobs or professional accreditation.
Implementing an effective hiring process leading to decisions based on merit and inclusive to all candidates.
The Waterloo Immigration Partnership provides useful tips on how you can maximize immigrant talent.
In this commentary, Ratna Omidvar, comments on how the changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker program presents an opportunity and a challenge for all stakeholders involved in immigrant employment.
The Canada Job Grant was recently announced in the 2013 federal budget. As a new initiative, it presents both challenges and opportunities for the immigrant employment sector.
Metro Testing Laboratories uses innovative recruiting and training techniques to grow their company.
Canadian Immigrant speaks to the people who are instrumental in hiring talent for their companies and share their insight on what’s affecting the employment of newcomers.
While many organizations may have the goal of creating diverse workplaces through bias-free hiring, they may not have implemented the many elements needed to achieve this goal.
A free online learning tool details the different immigrant categories and helps employers determine if they can legally hire a newcomer.
Misaligned salary expectations between employers and skilled immigrants can lead to job dissatisfaction and employee turnover.
Focus on objective criteria, consult other interviewers and conduct reference checks to make the hiring decision.