Diversity Management - HR Assignment

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2. Identify and describe three (3) diversity programs/initiatives that are currently being
used in businesses today
Nowadays many companies around the world are implementing diversity programs
within their companies. We are going to take a closer look at three programs or initiatives
that have been used in many important companies.
The first program is Women in Engineering Program Advocates Network (WEPAN).
WEPAN includes efforts to increase the numbers of women studying engineering, to
establish mentoring and summer internships involving the private sector, and to find positions
for women engineering graduates. WEPAN also works with women in professional positions.
For example, AT&T is sponsorship of the Women in Engineering Program Advocates
Network (WEPAN), because is a company that is committed to promoting the expansion of
knowledge to its employees and to improve the work environment in the company.
Secondly, another initiative is Facebook University, which allows college students
from underrepresented groups to train with the company during summers. Facebook hopes to
hire from this pool of candidates in the future. Some students from the program have already
become full-time employees. "In 2015, the company also started offering online employee
training in unconscious bias to further mitigate discrimination in the workplace
"(AperianGlobal, 2017).
Finally, Career Bridge Program has been connecting skilled immigrants with leading
Canadian employers through paid internships since 2003. It is a win-win for employers and
immigrants. For instance, Rogers Communications Inc partners with the Career Bridge
internship program to provide employment opportunities to internationally educated
professionals.
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