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Managing Diversity and Inclusion

From the ongoing impact of the COVID to the growing need for digital skills and changing employee expectations, HR teams in London are tasked with managing complex and diverse workforces.

In this series we look at issues and problems we’ve identified and we provide some strategies.

Managing Diversity and Inclusion

These are critical issues for HR teams in London, as companies strive to create more diverse and inclusive workforces. HR teams must develop policies and practices, and foster a culture of respect and acceptance. This includes addressing unconscious bias, promoting diversity and inclusion training, and ensuring that everyone has equal opportunities for growth and advancement.

Here are some steps you can take:

1. Develop a Diversity and Inclusion Strategy: Create a comprehensive strategy that outlines goals, objectives, and action plans. The strategy should include measurable targets, such as increasing the representation of underrepresented groups in the workforce.

2. Conduct Diversity Training: Provide regular diversity and inclusion training for all employees, including senior management. The training should address issues such as unconscious bias, cultural competency, and respectful communication. Training should be ongoing to ensure that all employees are aware of the importance of diversity and inclusion and how to foster an inclusive workplace.

3. Monitor and Analyze Diversity Metrics: Track diversity metrics such as the representation of different groups within the organization and pay gaps between groups. Analyze this data to identify any areas of concern or improvement and take action to address any disparities.

4. Foster Inclusive Culture: Work to create an inclusive culture where all employees feel valued, respected, and supported. This can include implementing policies that support work-life balance, flexible work arrangements, and employee resource groups.

5. Review Recruitment and Selection Practices: Review recruitment and selection practices to ensure that they are inclusive and free from bias. This can include implementing blind screening processes, using diverse recruitment sources, and offering diversity training to hiring managers.

6. Partner with Diversity Organizations: Partner with external organizations that promote diversity and inclusion. This can include attending events, participating in mentoring programs, and collaborating on diversity initiatives.

 

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