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Inclusion & HR Topics

At the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion we recognise that equality and inclusion issues often cut across the ‘protected characteristics’ as defined under the Equality Act 2010. To help employers think about equality and inclusion in a broader sense this section looks at a number of cross-cutting themes, including:

  • The well-rehearsed business case for diversity: We have pulled together some of the key findings from a number of research studies.
  • The nature of social categorisation, stereotyping, prejudice and organisational bias: This section focuses on the process of how ‘in-groups’ and ‘out-groups’ are formed and how this in itself leads to bias decision-making.
  • Attracting and recruiting from a diverse talent pool: Here we explore themes such as the ‘mini-me’ syndrome and organisational fit.
  • Diversity and talent development. We provide tips to promote good practice, such as adopting non-discriminatory positive action measures.
  • Diversity and workplace retention. The long-hours culture still pervades within many business sectors across the UK, restricting flexible working options to specific social groups. We offer practical tips on how to counter these practices.
  • Diversity and career development: How do ‘corridor conversations’ act as filters to workplace promotion? How does a lack of flexibility and cultural fit impact on diversity and workplace retention? And how do stereotypes continue to re-enforce the glass ceiling? Here we offer tips on ways to counter these practices.

Our Employer's Guide to Managing Inclusive Workplaces.