Moving beyond being new

Notes & Ideas

  • Employee bias toward those who you know/CFAs

  • We need to talk about this move- we know there is an issue.

  • Awareness of your bias

  • This can’t be forced

  • Newcomers- someone who can introduce you

Questions

  • How do we break from the comfort zone (employers)

  • How do we share success stories of employers who do hire without bias?

  • How to embrace change?

Actions

  • Business Mentors

  • Neighbour Festivals - move from new to neighbour

  • Identify that immigrants are just like “us” - we share the same problems (human problems”

  • Have your own “immigration ambassador”, a champion to introduce the “newcomer”

  • Buddy systems.