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The changing legislations for diversity and equal opportunities can often be a mine field for many organisations, with thousands of discrimination cases reaching tribunals every year. They can be damaging to a company’s reputation, can prove financially costly and the relationships between companies and their staff can also be left in tatters. So here are some key areas to pay attention to, to make sure that your organisation meets the necessary guidelines and enforces the legislation correctly.
Major Players gives you the latest advice on diversity and equal opportunities from our parent company Randstad's latest workpocket HR guide.
Please note: Major Players is no longer part of the Randstad Group with effect January 2013. If you would like to order the latest Randstad workpocket please visit www.randstad.co.uk/workpocket-2012/
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Policies and proceedures: Have clear policies and procedures in place and make sure that they are enforced.
Be clear: Make it clear to all employees that discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated, as you are liable for your employee’s actions”
Champions: Appoint diversity champions to promote procedures and offer themselves as points of contact for people.
Quick resolution:Deal with problems quickly to avoid them escalating further.
Open culture: Develop and open culture this will enable your staffs to discuss such topics openly and honestly this can help prevent problems occurring in the first instance.
You can find out more information about diversity and equal opportunities as well as other HR issues in Randstad’s new Workpocket, a handy reference guide to effective people management. Contact us to get your hands on a FREE copy or click here to see what else the guide has to offer.