Perfect can be the Enemy of Good, as we build inclusive workplaces.

We all want to do the right thing. In a workplace, this drive is even more intense. No one wants to say the wrong thing or offend a colleague. However, a fear of failure or taking a misstep can stop you from even getting started in the first place. Hire Immigrants Ottawa has engaged with … Read More

Think Global, Act Local – Harnessing Immigrant Talent can help Ottawa Businesses Address Biggest Challenges

The 2018 Ottawa Business Growth Survey revealed that employers are optimistic about the future of their businesses and have confidence in the local economy going forward. More than two in five respondents say their organization plans to recruit new employees over the next year. However, Ottawa businesses have consistently identified that finding skilled workers, attracting … Read More

Everyday Acts of Inclusion

Diversity drives organizational success. However, success is only achieved when everyone feels included and can contribute to their full potential. Despite the evidence that leveraging the strength of a diverse team comes from building an inclusive work culture, many organizations struggle to create welcoming and truly inclusive workplace cultures. Organizational culture is deeply ingrained. It … Read More

Putting Ottawa on the Map

With demand for talent in Ottawa at an all-time high, becoming and remaining an employer of choice is key to attracting and recruiting top talent. At a recent Hire Immigrants Ottawa Employer Learning Forum, thriving and award-winning businesses shared their experiences on how creatively attracting and including immigrant talent in their workplaces has been key … Read More

Creating a Culture of Inclusion in the Workplace

How individual practices of inclusion can bring diversity and inclusion policies to life. Recognizing the benefits of diversity and inclusion, many employers and organizations have taken significant steps to build inclusive strategies and policies in their workplaces. This work is important. It articulates a vision for diversity and inclusion, and outlines strategies and structural changes … Read More

Is ‘fear of the unknown’ getting in the way of accessing top talent?

Employers discuss new survey findings and how Ottawa businesses can leverage local immigrant talent to grow their companies On November 28th, 2017, Hire Immigrants Ottawa and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce co-hosted an Employer Learning Forum to a packed room of local employers and a cohort of skilled immigrants at Export Development Canada. A panel … Read More

Upcoming Events

Sep
19
Thu
1:00 pm Dimensions of Inclusiveness
Dimensions of Inclusiveness
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Our facilitator will be joined by a panel of New Canadians in this interactive session focused on creating dialogue among new internationally educated professionals (IEPs) and current teams in your workplace. We will explore and ... Read More
Sep
26
Thu
1:00 pm Culturally Competent Interviewin...
Culturally Competent Interviewin...
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In this interactive learning session we will explore how the sending and receiving of messages during the interview can lead to misinterpretations and misconceptions. We will use a paradigm to build skills that are interpreted ... Read More
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