I: What were you inking? The impact of tattoo’s on employability
Tattoos have become increasingly popular in recent years, especially among young people. A 2010 study found that only 15 percent of Baby Boomers had tattoos, while 32 percent of Generation X and 38 percent of Millennials had body art. Over half of Millennials reported they had two to five tattoos.
The acceptance of body art among job applicants has huge variability Tattoos are more popular than ever, but workers can be dismissed from or denied jobs because of their body modifications. This presentation will examine the implications of body art on employability particularly with worker’s engaged in employment transitions.
By the end of the process, attendees will:
- Understand some of the historical and cultural stigma associated with body art.
- Be familiar with the implications of body art on employability.
- Be able to differentiate body art discrimination from a human rights as well as human resources perspective.
III: Crossing the Line: An Exploration of Ethics in Canada and the U.S
Codes of professional ethics identify those moral principles and standards of behaviour that professions, institutions, and organizations believe will assist them in distinguishing between right and wrong, and ultimately in making good moral judgments. In our professional lives we can be confronted with an ethical dilemma and have to make difficult decisions. Ethical dilemmas can arise when it is not clear what the right action is for a professional to take in a given situation. The dilemma can be based on not having sufficient information, or a conflict may exist between two or more principles or between the interests of two parties.
This presentation will explore the codes of ethics of select professional vocational organizations in Canada and the U.S. Participants will be able to identify the principles of ethical behaviour that are the basis of all codes of ethics. In small groups, participants will resolve an ethical dilemma utilizing an ethical decision making process and be able to use this template as a take away for future use.
- Compare and contrast the code of ethics of key vocational associations in Canada and the U.S.
- Identify the principles of ethical behaviour that are the basis of all codes of ethics.
- Utilize an Ethical decision making process to assist in the process of choosing the action that is most consistent with an organizations ethical principles.