This employment law guide explores diversity in the workplace and explains how to avoid common pitfalls.
Diversity is a term which relates to the people who work for an organisation. It is often spoken about with reference to equal opportunities, and the two are intrinsically linked. However, both have varying perspectives.
Providing equal opportunities means ensuring that no individual is treated less favourably on the basis of who they are – that all decisions taken concerning them are based on fact and merit alone. Diversity is a recognition and celebration of the fact that people are different but all have unique contributions that they can bring to an organisation.
Managing diversity can even begin before employment starts. It can include recruitment exercises, offers of training and benefits, promotion opportunities and the celebration of different cultures.
Download this free guide to learn more about:
- Benefits to the employee
- Benefits to the employer
- Increased productivity
- Positive reputation
- Fewer grievances/tribunal claims
- Lower recruitment costs
- How to achieve diversity