Mid-level managers are important in creating teams with immigrant participation in the workplace.
A new report released by the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) shows that one group that invests in creating or retaining immigrant groups in the workplace is mid-level managers. This report shows that while engagement begins with leadership, the selection and daily actions of middle managers pave the way for immigrant professionals to realize their full potential. This group has a significant influence on what happens after an immigrant is hired, if they feel part of their team if they provide the necessary feedback for the development and, ultimately, the degree of progress of the immigrant organization. Diversity and inclusion are not enough, says the report. Efforts by mid-level managers to attract immigrants are more likely to be successful if they are tied to the goals of the organization.