We had the pleasure of interviewing two students leading with Pride and creating an LGBTQ2SIA+ community at their business school. These two changemakers are making their school a more welcoming place for the queer community.
So you want to measure Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in your organization but don’t know where to start? We recommend a survey to get unfiltered employee feedback: below are our tips for a strong DE&I survey.
With COVID-19 far from over and increasing case numbers in B.C., how do we decide to return to remote work? Read on to determine what’s right for your organization and how to make this decision. Our strategy includes research, overcoming human psychology, and design thinking.
The needs and priorities of job seekers have changed drastically – and meeting their needs is crucial to developing an attractive employer value proposition. In the “new normal”, organizations must adapt their EVP to the increasing number of job seekers.
At Envol, we are optimists; always looking for the opportunity in every situation. To our surprise, despite the many challenges COVID-19 has presented, we didn’t have to look too far to find the opportunities.
For one, what if we told you that the “new normal” was built on mass collaboration, diversity, collective intelligence, and explicit commitment-making?
We’ve all seen the meme; a parent on a video conference call while her two children are taped to the floor with the caption, “Working from home during COVID-19!”
We chuckle to ourselves and say, “YUP” as we continue to scroll. But as funny as the meme is, this is a stark reality for most parents navigating childcare, home schooling, and working during COVID-19.
Attracting and hiring the right people to join your team is challenging, but finding that star candidate is such a relief! The hard work is over now, right?
Unfortunately not. Proper training and support during a new employee’s transition into your organization is critical to their success – and it takes work. Despite our best efforts, if an onboarding program lacks structure and consistency the ball can be dropped without us even knowing it. (more…)
Last year, the need for new business was top priority for professional service firms. This year, a shortage of top talent to service that business is the main concern. From small businesses to global companies, leaders at professional services firms are facing real challenges when it comes to recruiting and retaining the best the market has to offer. (more…)
Businesses previously measured success through production or output. Deliverables, impact, and clients used to attract the best talent. The days of recruiting candidates by offering one definition of success – climbing the corporate ladder with a singular focus – are gone. Today, your employer brand is your most effective recruitment and growth strategy yet.
Inclusion and diversity are highly systemic problems that plague organizations. These problems marginalize authentic talent, contribute to group think, and encourage hiring decisions that prefer a homogenous applicant pool.
Creating a diverse and unstoppable team starts with inclusive hiring practices. Great candidates can get skipped over during the application process if you are not acknowledging and protecting against biases at every stage. Fortunately there are a few easy ways to start bias-proofing your hiring process and get the best candidates in the door. (more…)