Remaining competitive: Why diverse teams are a business asset

posted on May 10, 2021

April 12, 2021

By Business in Vancouver

Matching the right person to the role has always been the goal of employers that are recruiting talent, at least in theory. Yet, bias – embedded or assumed – has often been a barrier, and the best person was not always the one that got the job.

Statistics Canada found that between 2006 and 2017, close to 10 per cent of university-educated immigrants were unemployed following graduation, compared with less than three per cent unemployment among their Canadian-born peers.

Increasingly though, Canadian society has a firmer grasp of what equality, diversity and inclusion means and why it’s not only necessary but vital.