Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Mar 12, 2019

EHRC WLN 400Electricity Human Resources Canada is delighted to have announced its new partnership with Women Leadership Nation™ (WLN) on International Women’s Day. This strategic alliance will offer EHRC members and Leadership Accord signatories with training, development and strategy support in their efforts to make progress in closing the Gender Gap.

Changing the gender landscape is not easy: it takes tactical and continued efforts to affect systemic change. EHRC’s vision in partnering with WLN is that those organizations who need support will be equipped with the knowledge and resources required to identify and overcome barriers that might slow the organization’s progress. WLN are experts at delivering holistic training, measurement, and tailored support solutions to help employers become not just more diverse, but more agile and competitive. EHRC members and Accord signatories will benefit from preferred pricing and access to valuable resources, created to help them succeed in achieving parity.

“Electricity Human Resources Canada is so pleased to partner with Women Leadership Nation to offer signatories of the Leadership Accord an opportunity to gain access to in-depth tools and training focused on supporting and sustaining diversity efforts. We know that integrating women into workplaces requires more than just opening the door to female employees … and that amending deeply embedded organizational practises and barriers that prevent your organization from closing the gender gap is not easy, especially if you cannot identify them. Our partnership with WLN will help signatories foster a deeper organizational awareness and understanding that will drive measurable change.”

Michelle Branigan, CEO, Electricity Human Resources Canada

“Organizations today are largely focused on solving individual pain points associated with the lack of diversity & inclusion. Very few are looking at the bigger picture. We are deeply committed to helping create unified workplaces”

Jennifer Ladouceur, President and Co-Founder, Women Leadership Nation

About the Leadership Accord for Gender Diversity

The Leadership Accord for Gender Diversity is a public commitment by Canadian employers, educators, unions and governments to promote the values of diversity and inclusion within their organizations. It was developed and launched by EHRC on March 8th 2017 and provides a platform to create a culture of equality and inclusion throughout the workforce.

About Women Leadership Nation

Women Leadership Nation, a Pozentivity Inc. Company, is a leadership development company committed to helping:

  1. Employers understand their current level of unity, set goals, create a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion and collaboration; resulting in a more innovative, agile and competitive organization.
  2. Participants go on a journey of self-discovery, creating a greater understanding of their strengths, identifying opportunities for growth, learning new unity and leadership skills and creating strategies for overcoming barriers and obstacles.
  3. Teams engage in a deeper dialogue about differences, identifying commonalities and increasing the potential for greater understanding, acceptance, respect and opportunities for stronger collaboration.

 


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Cloud

There has been a lot of talk about cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) models these days but both are relatively new to the lighting industry. Let’s take a look at what they are as well as their roles in commercial lighting.

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of compute power, database storage, and applications via the Internet with pay-as-you-go or subscription-based pricing. Cloud computing means that instead of all the computer hardware, software, and data that you are using sitting somewhere inside your company’s network, it’s provided and managed for you as a service by another company and you access it over the Internet. 

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