The fair and inclusive journey of leading employers

By: Jonny Gifford

Workplaces today are more diverse than ever and, with continued globalisation and an aging workforce, we can expect this diversity to increase. This presents organisations with challenges – for example, in changing attitudes and accommodating different employee needs – but also with great opportunities. Managing and making the most out of a diverse workforce is both an ethical issue and a question of resourcing talent and maximising innovation and competitiveness.

There is much literature discussing the need for and benefits of diversity and inclusion and describing examples of ‘best practice’. Yet, while this is all useful and can inspire leaders to develop different ways of working, it can equally leave people unsure as to how such practices could be made to work in their own organisations. The need and aims may be clear, but how can it be put in place?

This research report addresses this gap by looking beyond the question of what leading practice looks like, to an exploration of how it can be developed. Published in partnership with the Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices in Singapore, it maps out the ‘journeys’ of ten employers recognised for their leading employment practices.

The report covers:

  • The impetus and drivers for developing strategies on diversity and inclusion.
  • Key aspects of leadership in advancing fair and inclusive employment practices.
  • Challenges in developing the diversity agenda and approaches to managing this.
  • How and at what point formal policies should be developed.
  • How to get buy-in and build the right culture throughout the organisation.

If you want to understand what changes need to happen for your organisation to embrace diversity and inclusion, or how to develop policies and embed them in practice, then this report is for you.

To request your copy, please email our research team.

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