Our Areas of Expertise

Inclusive Talent Management

Apply an Inclusion Lens to Your Talent Management Practices

Inclusive talent management focuses on interrupting biases and embedding cultural competence in key talent management areas, including recruitment, work allocation, mentorship and sponsorship, performance management, and promotions.

Inclusive Talent Management Practices are Critical for Retention and Advancement

bci has worked with numerous organizations across industries to create more inclusive HR systems in order to remove systemic barriers that prevent the retention and advancement of professionals from equity-seeking communities.

Why Choose bci for Your Inclusive Talent Management Training

Our training equips your leaders, HR teams, hiring managers, and more with essential language and frameworks that are needed to inclusively support the advancement of diverse talent. Our knowledge of HR processes combined with our deep expertise in DEI allows us to guide you through this process. We work with you to address retention issues and to increase diversity in your leadership ranks by providing you with practical tools across key talent management areas, including:


Identifying and interrupting biases across the full range of recruitment processes and practices

Performance Management

Applying DEI principles to formal or informal performance management practices and processes


Building cultures of sponsorship, especially across cultural differences

Work Assignments

Deconstructing work allocation processes so that everyone has access to high quality work

Inclusive Coaching

A methodology for coaching across cultural differences that empowers team members without pushing conformity


Running more inclusive talent roundtables and team calibration discussions

We Help Your Organization Embed Inclusive Talent Management Practices

Inclusive talent management is critical for creating an organizational culture that supports the advancement of underrepresented professionals.

We work with you to address retention issues and to increase diversity in your senior ranks by providing you with the tools to deconstruct your recruitment, work assignment, mentorship and sponsorship, performance management, and leadership development practices and systems.

Did You Know?

Diverse workplaces start with inclusive talent management.

In order to truly embed inclusion within an organization, you must examine your talent management processes to ensure that they are free of biases and barriers.

This will require you to ensure that your recruitment efforts are rooted in inclusive hiring practices, including how to minimize bias throughout the application, interview and decision-making processes.

Organizations must also ensure that their feedback and evaluation practices have been vetted through a DEI lens to interrupt cultural biases, including equipping leaders with the skills to deliver inclusive and meaningful feedback.

All of bci’s inclusive talent management training can be offered in a webinar or virtual workshop format.

Inclusive Talent Management Resources


Inclusive Recruitment Checklist


We Must Start Calling Out Bias in Talent Management Conversations


What is a microaggression? 14 things people think are fine to say at work — but are actually racist, sexist, or offensive

by Business Insider


How To Be An Ally: Actions You Can Take for a Stronger, Happier Workplace

by Melinda Briana Epler

Interested in building a more inclusive workplace?

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Dr. Komal Bhasin, MSW, MHSc, DocSocSci

Komal is bci’s Senior DEI Consultant and Mental Health Expert-in-Residence and an accomplished DEI facilitator, coach, and strategist. Komal has over 20 years of experience in providing strategic and advisory guidance and program development across a range of sectors, with a particular concentration in mental health and racial inclusion. Komal is also the founder of Insayva Inc., a social enterprise focused on providing accessible DEI and health equity support to charities and non-profit organizations.

Komal has extensive experience in creating and delivering programming in a range of DEI areas, including unconscious bias, cultural competence, mental health inclusion, psychological safety, and allyship. She is passionate about driving transformational change in workplaces and has worked closely with bci clients — corporations, professional services firms, health care providers, and educational institutions — to embed cultures of DEI within their organizations.

Komal has provided one-on-one inclusion coaching to hundreds of senior leaders and brings a unique approach that is informed by her background as a therapist. She is able to expertly handle sensitive conversations and situations and works with leaders to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to advance racial/ethnocultural, gender, and mental health-related equity across teams and organizations. Komal also offers a performance coaching program designed specifically for BIPOC leaders. This program aims to help BIPOC leaders harness their place, position, and identity to thrive in the workplace and beyond. Komal is a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).

As bci’s Mental Health Expert-in-Residence, Komal offers tremendous expertise around workplace mental health. As a doctoral trained mental health clinician, certified health executive, and registered social worker, Komal has assisted organizations looking to advance employee mental health inclusion and well-being through offering programming on inclusive dialogue, anti-stigma, burnout prevention, psychological safety, resilience, and self-care. Komal is committed to advancing mental health and wellness across the life course; she currently serves on the board of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario and previously served on the board of Children’s Mental Health Ontario and the YMCA of Greater Toronto.

When Komal is not working, you’ll find her painting, cooking or snuggling with her cat.