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Central Region Event:Diversity and Inclusion in the Global Mobility Space
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Managing diversity and inclusion in the global mobility space is, in many ways, an unmapped territory.

When: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
7:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown
108 Chestnut Street
Toronto, Ontario  M5G 1R3
Presenter: Chris Zarkadoulus, Liz Muchura, Taryn Kramer, David Crawford
Contact: Alison Brett

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For the last few years’ discussion has focused on the need for global mobility to be included in discussions about talent management /recruitment. Mobility is now typically included in discussions about talent management and recruitment strategies

Today there is a growing significance placed on creating environments where a variety of different voices are encouraged and heard. This new way of thinking about diversity and inclusion focuses on meeting the needs of the individual and not so much on an HR-centered initiative. Today, it is not only about having diversity within a company but leveraging that diversity to produce better products and services.

As such, mobility policies must be designed with benefits that enable everyone to be considered for assignment, not just a narrow slice of an organization’s workforce representing the most 'convenient' talent.

From a relocation perspective, policies that need to be looked at would be those addressing things like single parents with child- custody requirements, dual-career families, same-gender partners, and employees with eldercare requirements.

With talent shortages well documented and voluntary turnover largely caused by a lack of career development opportunities, your global workforce mobility program can be a strategic tool for supporting diversity and inclusion.

Please join our industry panel to discuss what diversity and inclusion mean to you, your company, transferees and your clients and further participate in a general discussion about what you are experiencing in the relocation sector in Canada. The session will be very interactive with short presentations and lots of audience participation. 

  • Policies, selection criteria – areas of support, familial situations, cultural differences, housing requirements etc.

  • Vendor perspective: supporting the actual move, what are you seeing, how do you manage?

  • How are companies adapting? No real rule book- find balance between the organization and those being relocated, potential candidates are not going to be taken out of the running because of their culture, gender, sexual orientation – fairness of population.

Overview of session:

Panel discussion: Short panel discussion and general Q&A to include vendors who have real life experiences with diversity and inclusion in the transferees/assignees they are supporting

Lisa Hulet to moderate:

  • Corporate: Chris Zarkadoulas- Sun Life Financial

  • Corporate: Liz Muchura TD Bank

  • Vendor: Taryn Kramer- VP Global Consulting SIRVA Worldwide Relocation & Moving Services

  • Vendor: David Crawford - Immigration Lawyer- FragomenDel Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP

  • And other vendors who will share their real life experiences working with very diverse transferees.

Event Details
Date: Thursday March 23, 2017

Time: 8:00 am -10:00 am

London Convention Centre
300 York Street
London, Ontario
N6b 1P8

This is a complimentary event

Thank you to our Sponsors: London St.Thomas Association of Realtors, CityMatch Inc. AMJ Campbell and the London Economic Development Corporation


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