Warning signs and success factors in diversity training

A diverse workforce isn’t an advantage if employees aren’t getting along
By Bobby Siu
|CHRR, Guide to Training & Development|Last Updated: 11/22/2004

Canadian workplaces are more diverse than ever: more women, more immigrants and more migrants from other regions.

With this change in the labour force, employers are noticing new human resources issues. Some of the changes are positive as diverse employees contribute new ideas and perspectives, bring diverse business connections and have different ways of getting things done.

But there are also warning signs of workplace tension and emerging conflicts including: