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Inclusion, Diversity and Equality in the workplace

Edi Hands

Inclusion, Diversity and Equality in the workplace

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Diversity in the workplace is becoming more important to employers as they seek to build a workforce aligned to their clients’ communities - but what is Workplace Inclusion?

Policies alone are not enough to build an inclusive workplace, and inclusion shouldn’t be a box-ticking exercise. At its most basic level, it is about ensuring that no one feels left out because of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, or other factors such as social background. Ultimately an inclusive working environment allows people to be themselves at work. Equality and diversity can bring with them many challenges, so to promote workplace inclusion, you need to consider how your staff will work together on a daily basis.

Achieving diversity in the workplace is about ensuring the people who work within and throughout your organisation are representative of wider society. Diversity is the mix of people who make your organisation unique. Although the goal is not to put people in boxes, chances are you're bound to come up against a situation where you would like to know more about a specific characteristic. The Inclusive Employers team can provide tips and insights about the key diversity characteristics; whilst at the same time helping you treat your employees as people - not categories.

Diversity in the workplace can have numerous benefits to you as an employer. Put simply, the greater the mix of people in your business, the greater the mix of skills, experiences, perspectives and ideas you can draw on. But the benefits of diversity and equality cannot be fully achieved without creating an inclusive environment.

Saxton Recruitment is committed to supporting our clients to achieving diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from individuals seeking employment with inclusive employers.

We currently have permanent positions available with one the Leaders in Diversity please get in touch to find out more.