Pitney Bowes Canada
Represented by Guilherme Dias, Director, Strategic Talent Management
Mail and document technologies are important to any individual business, but among supply chains, these tools are much more – they are business enablers.
As a leading supplier, Pitney Bowes Canada recognizes that its success depends on how well it can connect – and connect with – businesses of all types and sizes. In a multicultural population and workforce, the company is implementing strategies to work with business owners and operators, who are increasingly comprised of immigrants, more effectively.
The strategy is driven from the very top. Deepak Chopra, CEO of Pitney Bowes Canada and Latin America (himself a skilled immigrant), was the champion of a company-wide talent and inclusion plan, developed collaboratively by a cross-section of organizational representatives. The plan aims to optimize the company’s ability to attract, retain and develop talent, effectively creating pipelines of diverse talent to leadership positions. Managers at all levels, including the CEO, are evaluated on their individual and collective ability to achieve recruitment and advancement targets.
“Our talent and inclusion plan will ensure that diverse populations, which include skilled immigrants, will drive our company for years to come,” says Guilherme Dias, Director of Strategic Talent Management. “More than half of our company’s high potential leaders are diverse employees, while 15 per cent of senior leaders are immigrants.”
The success of The Mentoring Partnership in the Toronto office is spreading: Pitney Bowes is starting mentoring in Vancouver, Edmonton and Halifax, as part of the National Mentoring Initiative. In addition, Pitney Bowes is working with TRIEC and local non-profit employment service providers that serve immigrants to feed its talent pipeline.
Pitney Bowes was recently recognized as a TRIEC Immigrant Success winner of the RBC Immigrant Advantage Award, as a result of its talent and inclusion plan.