Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Affirmative action for her, but never for him

David Mitrovica, 56, is a white, able-bodied man (yes, this is a gender column) who in 2013, after many productive years in Alberta, resettled in Toronto in order to care for his aged mother.

Mitrovica’s C.V. boasts a post-grad degree in international management (acquired on fellowship at the U.K.’s London Business School), with a focus on the cultural dimensions of effective recruitment. His 18 years of human resources experience in both union and non-union environments include volunteer responsibility for a civic forum on corporate responsibility regarding diversity that has earned him public praise from corporate and government executives.

Seven months, ago Mitrovica applied for three senior positions in human resource roles advertised on the City of Toronto’s career website. No response. This set him to wondering if the obstacle to at least an interview might be an “equity” issue, and he started sleuthing for numbers.  (more...)

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