The makeup of the workforce is changing rapidly. Like the population in general, workers are getting older, many are nearing retirement, and fewer new young workers are available to enter the workforce. To find the workers they need, employers have successfully expanded their recruitment and retention efforts to focus on workers from underrepresented groups, including, but not limited to: immigrants and foreign workers, Aboriginal Peoples, African Nova Scotians, persons with disabilities, people of different cultures/ethnicities, women, youth and older workers.
This section provides a guide, suggestions and links to programs and support services. It also provides examples of effective practices and policies to help you create and manage inclusive workplaces and support the successful integration of new workers with diverse backgrounds and expectations.
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