BOWEN Group Becomes the First Respect Certified Recruiting Firm in Canada


BOWEN Group is the first Canadian staffing firm to become Respect Certified.

Respect Certification equips employees with the education and skills needed to address bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD) to create a safe workplace and make good people better. The training also enhances workplace productivity, communication, culture and morale.

With every BOWEN Group team member certified and trained in creating a psychologically-safe work environment, the company is strengthening its mission to make people matter through leading recruitment and contractor management services across Canada.

“I applaud BOWEN Group for creating organizational confidence within the area of BAHD by becoming a Respect Certified organization,” says Sheldon Kennedy, Co-Founder, Respect Group. “Our best defense is an empowered bystander and we are proud to partner with BOWEN Group.”

People want to be involved with organizations that demonstrate respect. Often, vision or mission statements include the word “respect.” However, few organizations have empowered and equipped all members of their team with the necessary tools and training to ensure a positive and psychologically safe environment. By eliminating bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD), we’re all inspiring a global culture of respect.

About Respect Group

Respect Group was incorporated in 2004 by co-founders, Sheldon Kennedy and Wayne McNeil, to pursue their common passion: the prevention of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD). Respect Group is made up of a team of over 30 talented individuals whose passion is to create a global culture of Respect. As Canada’s leading on-line provider of prevention education related to BAHD, Respect Group has certified over 1.2 Million Canadians involved in sport, schools and the workplace. Respect Group is a Certified B Corporation.

About BOWEN Group

BOWEN Group is Canada’s leading recruitment and contractor management firm. Throughout its more than 45-year history, BOWEN Group has transformed the human capital space and placed more than 120,000 people in jobs across the country. With a commitment to championing inclusive cultures, harnessing diverse talent and enriching safe working environments, it’s BOWEN Group’s mission to make people matter.

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