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Diversity in the Workplace

— Compiled December 4, 2020 by Lindsay Stone, last checked and updated on April 20, 2022 by Robyn Dubinsky, and Wendy Habif May 15, 2022, Langara College Library & Information Technology practicum student.

The Basics

  • Christus-Ranjan, Antona. “Unpacking Equity.” Outlines four aspects of the Canadian workforce which should be paid attention to. Read Article
  • “Diversity & Inclusion (in 2020).” YouTube, uploaded by What You Need to Know, Apr. 25, 2018. This video explores the advantages of having a diverse workforce and shows changes that are being made to create an inclusive environment. Watch Video
  • Eswaran, Vijay. “The Business Case for Diversity in the Workplace is now Overwhelming.” World Economic Forum, Apr. 29, 2019. Read Article
  • Middleton, Amy. “How to Make a Magazine. Finding Diverse Writers.” Archer Magazine, Apr. 10, 2017. Read Article
  • Pedulla, David. “Diversity and Inclusion Efforts That Really Work.” Harvard Business Review, May 12, 2020. Read Article
  • “What is Diversity in the Workplace?” Give a Grad a Go, Aug. 21, 2019. Read Article
  • Zojceska, Anja. “Top 10 Benefits of Diversity in the Workplace.” TalentLyft, Dec. 19, 2018. Read Article

How to Build a Diverse Workplace

  • “15 Steps You Can Take to Build a More Diverse Workforce.” LifeSpeak. Read Article
  • Grossmann, Cristian. “5 Ways to Promote Diversity in the Workplace Through Employee Engagement.” Oct. 29, 2020. Read Article
  • “How To Build An Anti-Racist Workplace.” Hone, Aug. 6, 2020. Transcript is available. Watch Video

A Deeper Dive

  • Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. An organization dedicated to improving diversity and inclusion practices in Canada, their website has a plethora of resources. Visit Site
  • “Diversity and Inclusion in Canada: The Current State.” Bersin by Deloitte. Aug. 2014. Discusses the functionality challenges of diversity and inclusion practices in Canadian institutions. Read Report
  • “Diversity in the Workplace: Boards and Executive Teams Report 2020.” Osler. An annual report on gender in the workplace, particularly on boards and in executive positions. Read Report
  • Dobbin, Frank and Alexandra Kalev. “Why Diversity Programs Fail.” Harvard Business Review, July 2016. Read Article
  • Saha, Anamik. “Diversity Initiatives Don’t Work, They Just Make Things Worse: The Ideological Function of Diversity in the Cultural Industries.” Media Diversified, Feb. 16, 2017. Read Article
  • Stevens, Pippa. “Companies are Making Bold Promises About Greater Diversity, But There’s a Long Way to Go.” CNBC, Jun. 11, 2020. Read Article
  • “Women in the Workplace 2020.” McKinsey & Company, Sep. 30, 2020. An article about the annual report from the United States that focuses on gender parity, with emphasis on possible impacts of Covid-19 in the year 2020. Read Article

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