Diversity is a word that means 'different or varied', therefore it is more than equality. Diversity at the workplace can bring a wider range of skills, resources and ideas to improve
In the UK, equality is about promoting and fostering everybody’s right to be different, everybody’s right to be valued as an individual, and having a choice and dignity with a right to their own beliefs and values. Diversity is different than equality. Diversity is a word that means ‘different or varied’, therefore it is more than equality. It’s about creating different culture for the people, not just at the workplace, which values individual differences and variety for the benefits of society and organisations. In the UK, all companies are legally required to adhere to certain practices that ensure there is no discrimination, and the expectations of equality will be always met at the workplace. All workers must be treated equally and respectful. They shall be all given the same set of opportunities regardless of their gender, sexuality, age, religion, race or disability.
Understanding equality and diversity is very important today, not just at the workplace but also in society. Having a diverse workforce means that your organisation can offer a wide range of ideas, resources, skills and energies to the business. Some of the key benefits of diversity management are knowledge of different areas of the community, a better understanding of market segments and consumer behaviour can be attained, you can have a more ‘balanced’ and representative workforce.
There are many laws in place to ensure that recruitment of staff is always taken from the widest possible pools of potentials and once they are at work all staff no matter what their background, are given equal treatment and equal opportunity. At Zakon, we offer a CPD accredited and certified course accredited and certified course for just £29 inc VAT. The course is 4 hours in length but can be done flexibly in bite size chunks to fit around your schedule.