Randstad Canada launches the second edition of its Women Shaping
TORONTO, Oct. 7, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Randstad Canada today launched the
second edition of its Women Shaping Business Program, aimed at
exploring the challenges and opportunities for today's Canadian women
in the workplace.
A key element of the program, Randstad Canada has once again conducted a
nationwide survey in collaboration with Ipsos Reid, polling over 500
female executives and managers. The survey asked women how they feel
the country has progressed toward more equal workplaces, and about the
opportunities and challenges that exist in the country's corporate
culture. Preliminary results from the survey show that equality between
men and women in the workplace has progressed, but corporate Canada
still has a long way to go.
"While we see in the research that women feel there will be more
opportunities for them to obtain managerial and executive positions,
some challenges remain, whether related to compensation, work-life
balance, or mentorship. The study provides us with a valuable
opportunity to take a hard look at the current perceptions of Canada's
female executives, examine areas where progress still needs to be made,
and reflect ont how today's organizations can start to affect change",
says Gina Ibghy, Chief People Officer, Randstad Canada.
In addition to the survey, Randstad Canada had also launched the Women Shaping Business Award, designed to recognize women leaders who are impacting workplaces and
communities around the country. Canadians are asked to share stories of
female leaders who have impacted their businesses and communities. One
women nominated will be awarded as 2013's Women Shaping Business, with
the nominee of the winner being awarded $10,000 to donate to a charity
of their choosing.
More information on the Award nomination process can be found at the new
campaign site www.womenshapingbusiness.com.
The full report based on the findings of the study will be released on
October 15, and can be found on www.womenshapingbusiness.com, and the 2012 report is currently available for download. The site
includes real stories about women leaders, research on the state of
female employment in regions Canada, and articles about the differences
in legislation and the availability of child care.
''We want executives, employees and all Canadians to have an open
discussion about the place of business women in the Canadian workplace.
In order to attract the top talent and truly promote gender diversity
in more senior roles, it will be important for Canadian employers to
support, develop and promote women leaders, and demonstrate how their
career opportunities are as attractive for women as they are to men",
You can also find our campaign on Twitter with the hashtag
About Randstad Canada: Randstad Canada is the Canadian leader for staffing, recruitment and HR
Services. As the only fully integrated staffing company in the country,
we understand the recruitment needs and demands of employers and job
seekers across all levels and industries. Through our insightful
knowledge of local markets, employment trends and global network of
recruitment experts, we are shaping the Canadian world of work. Visit randstad.ca
SOURCE: Randstad Canada
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