Rogers Awarded ‘Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2013’ Title

by Istvan Fekete on February 20, 2013

Mediacorp Canada Inc. has awarded the title of “Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2013” to Rogers Communications, recognizing the wireless carrier for its leadership in creating a diverse environment for its employees, customers and communities.

“We are proud to be chosen as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers,” said Jim Reid, Rogers Senior Vice-President of Human Resources and Chief HR Officer. “Diversity is a cornerstone of our culture at Rogers. We firmly believe that championing diversity makes us a better employer. It helps us to further understand and serve our customers. And, it enables us to contribute to our communities in strong and meaningful ways.”

As the Rogers press release emphasizes, diversity is integral to the company’s overall talent management strategy; hiring thousands of Canadians each year to build diverse high-performing teams has been the carrier’s on-going focus, and, at the same time, a must do for being a successful player in the wireless industry on Canadian soil.

In line with the company’s focus, it has a multi-year diversity plan that has been developed and championed by Rogers’ most senior leaders, as well as employees.
But this covers only a part of Rogers’ commitment to the community. The press release also highlights that Rogers was also recognized for helping female leaders advance through the Rogers Women’s Network (RWN). This network is part of the carrier’s talent agenda, as it focuses on seeding the ground with female leaders, helping them to build the skills and networks they need in order to successfully transit to the next level of their careers.

Another factor in receiving this award was Rogers’ commitment to ensuring a wealth of information on policies that support a respectful workplace, as all employees must take part in annual Business Code of Conduct training to make sure they all understand and follow these policies.

Canada’s Best Diversity Employers was launched in 2008 with the aim of recognizing Canadian employers that have outstanding workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs, examining a wide range of diversity initiatives covering five major employee groups: (a) Women; (b) Members of visible minorities; (c) Persons with disabilities; (d) Aboriginal peoples; and (e) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered/Transsexual (LGBT) peoples.

Written by: Istvan Fekete. www.digitcom.ca. Follow TheTelecomBlog.com by: RSS, Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube.

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