Celebrating employees coming together for continuous improvement
There are endless opportunities for success when employees come together to continuously improve our organization, in turn improving our ability to meet patient needs. A cornerstone in our continuous improvement work is our corrective and preventative action (CAPA) process. When put into practice, these processes, or CAPAs, lead the charge for solving quality issues and are part of our journey of continuous improvement. Employees work together to solve a problem by addressing the root cause. They then find solutions to prevent the problem from occurring again. Read more about our recent stats and successes with CAPA processes.
Share our Show Up campaign on social media
In times of need, we show up. You may have heard and seen these words over the past few weeks as new radio and television commercials have been featured on local and national media channels. The Show Up campaign takes a multi-product approach to donor and registrant recruitment. It has been gaining traction with messaging that highlights and celebrates the different ways people across Canada “show up” for each other. If you’re active on social media, here are some other powerful ways you can help spread the word.
- Follow Canadian Blood Services on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, TikTok and Instagram, and share our posts with your network.
- Include a link to our television commercial in your own posts to encourage friends, family and others in your network to get inspired to "show up" for patients.
- When creating your own posts, encourage your followers to book now on the GiveBlood app or at blood.ca, and use the hashtag #ShowUpCanada. Also, tag your followers and encourage them to do the same using the same hashtag.
Question of the day: What are we doing at Canadian Blood Services to increase gender equity and equality?
At Canadian Blood Services, we strive to build and sustain an inclusive work environment and facilitate intentional programming, equitable services and accessible resources for employees at all levels. Our 2020 internal diversity, equity and inclusion assessment found that women make up the largest gender identity at our organization, however, results also pointed to some equity gaps, including barriers to the advancement of racialized women and underrepresentation of women at the highest levels of leadership. We know that we have work to do to further advance gender equity and equality and support the advancement of women and non-binary employees at Canadian Blood Services. Below are just a few important initiatives we are driving:
- We recently launched a Women’s Empowerment Network for women and non-binary employees to engage and share experiences, ideas and opportunities that foster the fulfillment of personal and professional goals. If you are interested in becoming a member, please email DEI@blood.ca before March 31.
- We continue to modify our hiring practices and are taking part in the federal government’s 50-30 Challenge. We have implemented optional and anonymous self-identifying questions for candidates to help identify where we can be more inclusive in our hiring practices and ensure all applicants have equitable opportunities when applying for jobs at Canadian Blood Services.
- We are working to make the process for career development and advancement for existing employees more transparent and accessible. Our priority is to develop the wealth of potential within our organization and ensure all employees have ample and equal opportunities to learn, grow and build rewarding careers.
- With input and guidance from employees across the organization, our newly formed DEI Council will create an organizational DEI strategy and action plan. Among other important goals, this strategy will aim to address existing individual and systemic biases within our organization, as well as institutional barriers to organizational inclusion, including existing gender biases and inequities.
Visit the DEI section of Connect to learn more about these initiatives and more. In case you missed it, you can also watch the recording of the recent International Women’s Day panel, and listen to Women’s Empowerment Network co-chair Judie Leach Bennett speak to the goals and evolution of this new group.
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