Minorities not comfortable being themselves at work: Study

Businesses missing out on advantages of diversity when minorities feel like they have to blend in
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 07/07/2008

Many visible minority managers, professionals and executives believe that they need to “Canadianize” themselves in order to get ahead, according to a new study.

Career Advancement in Corporate Canada: A Focus on Visible Minorities - Workplace Fit and Stereotyping

found for some that means downplaying ethnicity and speaking English or French without an identifiable accent in order to succeed in the Canadian workplace.