Putting Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) into practice on a day-to-day basis can be a challenge for any organisation: wondering where to start. Should one look at recruitment biases, the culture of the organisation, how will you measure its success etc.
With this in mind the CIPD recently developed a ‘Diversity management that works: an evidence-based view’ approach which addresses many of these points. The 6 areas explored as part of this work are highlighted below:
Based on the review completed a set of top-level recommendations were developed as follows:
Whilst we won’t explore all these recommendations, we will explore point 6 above, as positive action programmes are a central part of any D&I strategy. Some of the action practices and strategies include:
Finally, putting Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) into practice on a day-to-day basis can be a challenge and if an HR function does not prioritise D&I, the chance of it being taken seriously elsewhere in the organisation is slim and achieving the overall organisations goals are reduced.
To read the full CIPD report please click here full report.
Joe Robbins is co-founder of CareerWise Recruitment. A graduate of the University of Limerick (Degree in Business Studies, 1985), Joe worked in the UK for five years where he specialised in materials management, production management and plant management for a number of companies.
He returned to Ireland in 1992 to become Operations Manager for a Cork-based start-up, FMC Automotive Division which was subsequently taken over by Snap-on Equipment. Joe managed the business re-location of this company to Shannon in 1997 before setting up CareerWise Recruitment in 1999.
He is a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Mid-West region, and a former Director and Vice President of the Shannon Chamber of Commerce. Joe is former Chairperson of the Sixmilebridge Camogie Club and current Chairperson of the Clare County Camogie Board.
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