diversity in the workplace

Diversity in the workplace

Diversity can be defined in many different ways. What does it mean to us?

Diversity is a commitment to recognising and appreciating the variety of characteristics that make individuals unique in an atmosphere that promotes and celebrates individual and collective achievement.

Everyone is a unique person. Even though people have things in common with each other they are also different in all sorts of ways. Differences include visible and non-visible factors, for example, personal characteristics such as background, culture, personality, and work-style, size, accent, language and so on. A number of personal characteristics are covered by discrimination law to give people protection against being treated unfairly. The ‘protected characteristics’ are race, disability, gender reassignment, sex, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion and belief, sexual orientation and age.

Managing Diversity in the workplace is valuing everyone as an individual – valuing people as employees, customers, and clients. 

It is important to recognise that a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to managing people does not achieve fairness and equality of opportunity for everyone. People have different personal needs, values, and beliefs. Good people management practice demands that people propositions are both consistently fair but also flexible and inclusive in ways that are designed to support business needs.

Diversity means difference, and people’s differences can be many and varied: Taylor Mason Training & Development offer a variety of courses, please browse through to see which one is suitable for your business.

 CourseDurationCost In-house* Enquire about In-house course
Working Positively with Diversity1 day£949enquire
The Diverse Manager Training Course1 day£949enquire
Workplace Harassment2 days£1,950enquire
Behavioural Interview Techniques1 day£949enquire
Bullying in the Workplace1 day£949enquire
Diversity in the Workplace1 day£949enquire

* Travel costs are not included in price – charged at 45 pence per mile

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