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Diversity

Ensuring that age, gender, race and health do not limit an employee’s engagement and success in the workplace.

Workplaces today do not reflect the full diversity of the society in which they operate. The most profitable businesses benefit from diversity by realising the potential of their staff and understand their customers better.

Business can widen the employee talent pool, but it takes more than supplementary programmes. The workplace culture needs to be inclusive, as do core policies and process. Reported targets are important to keep recruitment, pay and progression free from bias.

6 ways your business can take action on employee inequality

1

Publish the average pay of male and female employees, and your action plan to resolve any pay gaps 

2

Enforce zero tolerance for bullying and harassment – call it out when you see it

3

Target and measure diversity in recruitment and progression

4

Ensure all employees responsible for recruitment, pay, and promotion decisions undergo regular training for bias

5

Sign the “Time to Change” pledge and act to improve mental wellbeing in the workplace

6

Understand the pension projections for your employees and work out when they can afford to retire

 

Related progammes

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Age at Work

We help businesses meet the challenges of an intergenerational workforce and reap both the commercial and social rewards.

Gender Equality

We aim to increase women's success at work, because it is good for business and good for society. We work to share and inspire best practice and to give employers and their people the tools to drive change.

Race Equality

We support and challenge employers to work proactively on race and cultural diversity in their organisations, which has a positive impact on business performance in terms of increased efficiency and productivity.

Wellbeing at Work

We help businesses improve levels of understanding of the role of workplace wellness. We ask that organisations engage with the business case, join our Movement, review their wellness approach and commit to public reporting.

 

Leadership

Andy Briggs, Chief Executive, Aviva UK and Ireland Life Helena Morrissey Richard Iferenta Adrian Joseph

Age at Work
Leadership Team

Chair: Andy Briggs,
Chief Executive,
Aviva UK and
Ireland Life

 

Gender Equality
Leadership Team

Chair: Helena Morrissey,
Chair, Investment
Association and 
Founder 30% Club

 

Race Equality
Leadership Team

Chair: Richard Iferenta
Partner, KPMG

 

Wellbeing at Work
Leadership Team

Chair: Peter Simpson,
Chief Executive,
Anglian Water Group

 

 

 

 

BITC experts

Jenny Lincoln 
Age at Work Research and Policy Manager
jenny.lincoln@bitc.org.uk

Chloe Chambraud
Gender Equality Director
chloe.chambraud@bitc.org.uk

Sandra Kerr
Race Equality Director
sandra.kerr@bitc.org.uk

Louise Aston
Wellbeing Director 
louise.aston@bitc.org.uk