Challenge yourself with LinkedIn Learning
Curiosity and a desire to grow drives many of us to learn something new. To support your personal and professional development, we’ve recently partnered with LinkedIn Learning to provide all employees with access to free LinkedIn Learning accounts. More than 34 per cent of employees have already started to take advantage of this self-directed learning platform, which can be accessed 24/7 — when, where, and how it works best for you. Activate your account to explore over 16,000 learning options that range in topic, length, and format.
Register for upcoming DEI sessions on trans inclusion and building trust with racialized communities
As part of our work to further build an institutional culture of inclusive excellence at Canadian Blood Services, we’re continuing our Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) employee learning series this March. On March 30, (12 – 1 p.m. ET) we will explore issues and barriers facing trans, gender non-conforming and two-spirit employees, donors and volunteers through the Fostering trans inclusion in the workplace session, led by Terrie Foster, registered nurse, medical laboratory and stem cell services. On March 31 (12 – 1 p.m. ET), Dr. Yasmin Razack, chief diversity officer and Dr. Aditi Khandelwal, medical officer, medical laboratory and stem cell services, will facilitate an interactive Q&A with thought leader and haematologist Dr. Isaac Odame. This session will explore how we can actively recruit donors from Black and other racialized communities and actively build trust across diverse groups. Register for these sessions and learn more on Connect.
Reminder: Last week’s town hall: recording is now available/feedback survey
If you missed last week's live town hall, you can access the recording on our employee portal or on the Connect on the Go app. Thank you to all who submitted questions in advance and during the live event. We will continue to try to provide responses to outstanding questions in Your Digest. Submit questions anytime to firstname.lastname@example.org or use this form. Please take a moment to provide us with your feedback on the most recent town hall by completing this short survey today (three minutes). Our goal is to provide you the easiest access possible to the most valuable information. Your insights play an important role in helping us to plan these sessions in a way that meets your needs. Please respond to the survey by today at 4 p.m. ET. All answers will remain anonymous.
Question of the day: It’s been a while since the 2022 joint employee experience and brand surveys were completed by employees. What happens after the surveys close and why aren’t results available sooner?
We know how eager everyone is to see the findings of the surveys and we are working diligently to roll out the results as soon as possible. After the surveys close, there is significant work behind the scenes to prepare the results for distribution. Paper surveys are processed and entered along with the digital responses. This year, we received approximately 3,500 comments which must be read and placed into themes for further action. With a response rate of 71 per cent, we want to ensure we’re taking into account all of the data we receive to then action it appropriately. We analyze the data and prepare to share the results with you. Right now, we are on track to release results to the organization in early April. You can find more details on what happens after the surveys close on Connect.
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