Employers recognized for diversity

Jazz Aviation, National Bank, Stikeman Elliott make annual list
By Amanda Silliker
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/26/2012

With 5,200 employees across Canada, Jazz Aviation represents a wide range of diverse backgrounds — something it is very proud of, said Terri Green, HR manager, based at the head office in Enfield, N.S.

To show off and celebrate the company’s diversity, “heritage maps” of the world — decorated with different coloured dots placed by employees to indicate where they and their ancestors were born — were hung at all Jazz locations.

“(We wanted) to let employees know that we are diverse and generate conversation,” said Green. “We put them in areas where we have a lot of employees, so it might be a lunchroom or a crew room, and it really does generate conversation and that’s one of the best things — to get people talking about it and letting people be themselves.”