Diversity and Inclusion has never before been so much at the forefront of business priorities.
Modern businesses need teams that reflect the diverse nature of our society and there has been a much-needed drive towards diversity and inclusion in recent years. This award recognises organisations that have implemented successful programmes to make their workplaces more representative/ welcoming and inclusive.
The winning organisation will need to show how they work hard to create a culture where people are respected, appreciated and feel included, demonstrating how it is harnessing a truly diverse workforce.
This award will recognise the significant efforts of organisations that excel in their commitment to equality and inclusion across all strands of diversity:
Diversity – the range of people in the workforce will be diverse. There will be a good mix of genders, ages, religions, sexual preferences, cultures and disabilities. These differences will be valued, not discriminated against.
Equality – all people will be treated fairly, irrespective of differences.
Inclusion – everyone feels valued. They will feel free to express personal opinions and ideas, discussing any problem areas with management and removing the presence of bullying, harassment and discrimination.