Areas of focus include:
Diversity and Inclusion
Workplace practices and policies that foster inclusiveness, respect for diversity, freedom from racial bias and opportunities for development and career advancement for under-represented groups.
Improving labour force participation of Indigenous peoples and advancing their economic opportunities through fostering Indigenous-owned businesses, joint ventures and other partnership mechanisms
Labour Force Development
Providing career opportunities for young Canadians, investing in employee learning and development, and supporting an increase to immigration flows to ensure Canada has the labour force it requiresMentoring and investing in the next generation of entrepreneurs and start-ups and facilitating the sharing of innovative ideas and practices.
Health and Well-being
Improving the mental and physical health of Canadian workers and their families.
A new report, Empowering People for Recovery and Growth, analyzes survey responses from 95 of Canada’s largest employers. It was produced by the Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) in partnership with the Business Council of Canada.
Shannon Leininger believes the future of work will include hybrid and that employers need to allow for flexibility.