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Ageism in Australian Workplace; New heads of Toronto CSIS to hire more diverse spies
Actions to increase Black, Asian and minority staff at senior levels within the Home Office
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion News: UK – DEI Strategy in the Government
Actions to increase Black, Asian and minority staff at senior levels within the Home Office (accessible version)
The February 2021 Workforce Diversity Statistics shows that although the representation of Black, Asian and minority ethnic people in the Senior Civil Service (SCS) grade has increased from April 2019 to March 2020, there is still under-representation at both SCS level and in the pipeline to SCS for Black, Asian and minority ethnic colleagues. Black, Asian and minority ethnic staff make up a greater proportion of the workforce in the junior grades than in more senior grades. Take a look at what actions are being taken to address the diversity landscape.
Which employers are supporting and hiring for diversity?
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion News: Australia – Ageism in the Workplace
Speaking up about Australia’s silent bias
What is Ageism? WHO defines Ageism as the stereotypes (how we think), prejudice (how we feel) and discrimination (how we act) towards others or oneself based on age. In the U.S., the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission states that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) forbids age discrimination against people who are age 40 or older. It does not protect workers under the age of 40, although some states have laws that protect younger workers from age discrimination. It is not illegal for an employer to favour an older worker over a younger one, even if both workers are age 40 or older. In Australia, a study by the University of South Australia shows that one-third of Australians believe they have experienced age-related discrimination while employed or job-seeking. Human Resources Director Magazine explains.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion News: Canada – Importance of Diversity in the Government
New heads of Toronto CSIS office say they want to hire a more diverse group of spies
CBC News: Critics say CSIS’s lack of diversity is leading to blind spots in intelligence-gathering. The Toronto office was the subject of a $35-million civil lawsuit filed by Muslim, Black and gay employees back in 2017 over claims of discrimination. A report tabled in Parliament last year by the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians said levels of underrepresentation and rates of harassment and discrimination faced by visible minorities “remain unacceptably high” throughout the security and intelligence sector in Canada.
There are many different diversity types in the society and workplace.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion News: USA – Importance of Diversity in the Workplace
Majority of employees want to work for a company that values diversity, equity and inclusion, survey shows
The CNBC|SurveyMonkey Workforce Survey was conducted among 8,233 employed adults across the U.S. and a majority of employees say it’s important for them to work at an organization that prioritizes diversity and inclusion. Here are 13 top reasons why Diversity and Inclusion empowerment is important in Business and Society. Get Recognized with a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Workplace™ Certification
Sustainability and Green news: Climate Change Impacts All Of Us
How to Talk About Climate Change as Catastrophes Pile Up
Natural disasters are hitting places around the globe more frequently than before. We’ve seen flooding in Germany & China, and wildfires in Turkey, Greece, Italy & Lebanon. The Guardian shares that many more people will live in flood-prone areas in the coming decade and reveals the population in areas likely to flood is increasing at a greater rate than other places.” Learn more about Decarbonization?