Thursday, June 3, 2010
Employees tend to "stick around" more when companies promote diversity training
Edmonton engineer Gail Powley figures diversity training makes companies, "more self-reflective on what their practices and processes are. As a result,(the workplace) becomes more open and transparent for everyone else."
And because satisfied employees tend to stick around, improving retention rates, companies benefit. Powley's institute reports that 36 per cent of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning) Canadians who experience discrimination will change careers, for instance.