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Best Practices for Hiring and Communication

August 5, 2021 EMC CanadaIndustry News and Events 371 Views

It is a difficult time in manufacturing - to find people to fill much needed positions. Many companies have struggled and are still struggling to recruit and hire employees.

COVID-19 did not help.

Even when people are found and hired, it can be a struggle to keep them.

With the goal to create high-performing workplaces, we must all embrace change while expressing creativity and innovation. However, this is difficult when employee turnover is higher than you would like.

Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

Diversity in the workplace means that a company hires individuals from a wide range of backgrounds.  Diversity applies to gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexuality, language, educational, background, and more.

Implementing workplace diversity also goes to say that employee participation in the workplace is equal.

There are many traits that hiring from diverse backgrounds can add to your company.

Visible Traits:
Culture, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender, mental/physical status, age, skill set, knowledge.

Invisible Traits:
Thought, perspectives, personality, life experience (education, family status, religion, language, values, beliefs, working style preferences, veteran status, socioeconomic status, etc).

Why Diversity and Inclusion?

  • 80% of companies are struggling to find employees.
  • 30% of Canada’s working age will be immigrants by 2036.
  • 40% will belong to racialized groups.
  • 67% of job seekers say diversity is crucial

Currently there are 4 generations in the workforce.

  • By 2025, 75% of the global workforce will be millennials.
  • They will becoming into the majority of leadership roles.
  • Will be responsible for making business decisions tha t affect culture & lives
  • Have a unique perspective on diversity (supportive environment for varyiny experiences, different backgrounds, individual perspectives).

At a virtual session on August 4, Joyce Hughes, from Corpex, gave many insights into how we can use mindful language to support our communication practices internally and externally.  If you were unable to attend and are a member of EMC, please reach out for more information or a copy of the recorded session and presentation notes.