Press Release

A Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion

October 1, 2009
For Immediate Release

Halifax, NS  –  Today’s most successful businesses are in tune with one major change in the workforce- more than 64 per cent of those entering are women or people of ethnic minorities.

On Wednesday, October 21, Tanya Sieliakus of HR pros incorporated will share her secrets with Atlantic Canadian business professionals to help them benefit from the changing workforce and positively impact their bottom line. The event, titled: A Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Halifax Club.

“Human Resources (HR) is the number one challenge facing North American companies,” says Sieliakus. “It’s about having the right people, at the right time, with the right skills and knowing how to motivate and engage people to get the most from your workforce.  Sound human resources management strategies are a competitive advantage that tangibly impact the bottom line.”

During this interactive training session, Sieliakus will speak about the importance of diversity and inclusion. Her session will demonstrate how perception and stereotypes, which are often subconscious, impact personal effectiveness and reveal how values, communication styles and non-verbal behaviors can create misunderstanding and conflicts in the workplace.

“Being different isn’t a judgment call, it just means not the same,” she adds.

Sieliakus has been dubbed one of the most technically-astute and competent human resources management practitioners in the Atlantic region. She has delivered diversity training to more than 1000 participants in five countries, and is the recipient of a number of awards including: the national John T. Ryan Safety Award, the ACCESS Nova Scotia award for creating an environment of inclusion, and the USG Award of Excellence.

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