Diversity not just about compliance

For top employers, diversity is part of the culture – not just box to check off during recruitment
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/12/2014

For the 55 employers recognized in this year’s Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, diversity is about more than just regulatory compliance.

“Creating an inclusive workplace isn’t just about ‘doing the right thing’ or even regulatory compliance anymore — the leaders who manage the nation’s most successful organizations now realize that you can’t lead your industry without it,” said Richard Yerema, author and editor at Mediacorp Canada, which manages the annual competition.

The 2014 list of top diversity employers spanned different sectors and industries but there’s one thing the award-winners had in common: Making diversity an integral part of the organization’s culture, instead of just a box to check off during the recruitment process.