Spotlight on DEI


Most workers today seek a company culture that reflects their personal values. In response, leading employers are working hard to create a more people-centric workplace.

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI): What’s the difference?

  • Diversity is the presence of people with varying backgrounds and life experience.
  • Equity is ensuring that processes and programs are impartial, fair and provide equal possible outcomes for every individual.
  • Inclusion is the practice of ensuring that people feel a sense of belonging in the workplace.


Workers clearly value DEI

  • A company’s DEI focus is among key considerations for candidates when considering a job offer.
  • Companies are promoting their efforts to provide a more inclusive work environment.

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of executives say their role includes support of DEI initiatives.

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How managers say their companies are addressing DEI

  • Offering DEI training46%

  • Building diverse strategic alliances45%

  • Establishing employee network or business resource groups44%

  • Setting, tracking and publishing DEI goals and metrics39%

  • My company has not taken any actions to address DEI11%

DEI at Robert Half

Honouring diversity, ensuring equity and promoting inclusion are not new for Robert Half. Our founder, Bob Half, was guided by high ethical standards and a desire for positive change in the employment industry from the outset. In the 1960s, he testified before the U.S. Congress, speaking against discriminatory practices in hiring that were common at the time. Today, we continue our commitment to advancing DEI across our company and in the communities where we live and work.


Data referenced in this Salary Guide is based on online surveys developed by Robert Half and conducted by independent research firms. Respondents included executives, senior managers and employees from small (20-249 employees), mid-size (250-499 employees) and large (500-plus employees) private, publicly listed and public sector organizations across Canada.

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