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involvement at the highest levels of the company.
For example, two members of the board are aboriginals who have experience in business, government,
and public policy. These members are instrumental
in helping the company develop recruitment,
training, and compensation programs tailored to
aboriginal people. In addition, the company also has
a National Aboriginal Business Relations Council of
seven aboriginal leaders from different regions of
Canada. The council meets regularly with senior
management to provide insights into regional issues
and opportunities. As well, one of the seven vicepresidents of the company is aboriginal and the
company hopes to have more aboriginal participation at this level in the future.
Finally, as more aboriginal employees have
become employed at The North West Company and
have moved into management positions, the company has become an attractive place for aboriginal
people to work and to pursue management opportunities. Therefore, the company now features success stories of aboriginal managers in their national
recruiting programs. Sources: Excerpted from Kennedy, E. (1999, September/October).
The North West Company: Making divers...
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