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Addressing Biases in Hiring (On-demand)

Location: Online

In Partnership with:
The Immigrant Employment Council of BC (IEC-BC) is a not-for-profit organization with a 10-year record of providing BC employers with innovative solutions to effectively connect with the global talent pool. Find out more about IEC-BC at www.iecbc.ca
Program Summary:

(Original broadcast date: September 12, 2018.)

You see the value in expanding your workforce to include or increase immigrant talent, and want to know how to successfully hire from this global pool. In attracting and hiring immigrant talent, you recognize the need to address actual and potential barriers to employment with your company. Conscious and unconscious biases in your hiring process can be significant barriers to entry.

This 90-minute webinar will help you identify and address those biases.

From this presentation, you will learn:

  • How assumptions and biases create barriers
  • The types of biases that immigrants commonly face in hiring
  • Strategies to address biases at various stages of hiring, including recruiting, creating postings, conducting interviews and onboarding
  • How to encourage and prepare your workplace to be a culturally aware and welcoming environment for new hires
Who should attend:
  • Leaders and managers
  • HR professionals or business owners involved in hiring or supporting hiring managers.
About the presenters:

Linda SumLinda Sum is a widely-respected human rights investigator and trainer with over 20 years experience in the areas of harassment prevention and diversity. She has substantial experience in conducting investigations of harassment and bullying, and designing and delivering human rights and inclusion workshops for a wide range of audiences. As a member of the Frame and Associates team, Linda conducts employment systems reviews, assisting employers to identify barriers to employment equity and creating strategies to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Linda has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws degree, both from the University of British Columbia, and previously practiced law in the area of labour and employment.

Registration Fees


Member $19.99
Non-Member $39.99
• Both registration and payment are required for every person accessing this course. You must provide your CPHR BC & Yukon Member ID to receive member pricing.

• Questions about registration or receipt can be directed to pd@cphrbc.ca.

CPD hours
1.5 • Professional Practice
• Workforce Planning and Talent Management
All pricing excludes applicable taxes. HST/GST # 119446714