Chapter 14 diversity and equal opportunities. Qiang Jiang School of Business Sichuan University, China firstname.lastname@example.org. Topic list. 1 Discrimination at work 2 Equal opportunity 3 The practical implications 4 Diversity. 1 Discrimination at work.
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Chapter 14 diversity and equal opportunities Qiang Jiang School of Business Sichuan University, China email@example.com
Topic list 1 Discrimination at work 2 Equal opportunity 3 The practical implications 4 Diversity
1 Discrimination at work • Equal opportunities is an approach to the management of people at work based on equal access and fair treatment , irrespective of gender, race, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.
1 Discrimination at work • Why is equal opportunity an issue for employers? • Common decency and fairness in line with business ethics • Attract and retain the best people for the job • Compliance with relevant legislation and codes of practice • Widening the recruitment pool • Other potential benefits to business
2 Equal opportunity • Types of discrimination • Direct discrimination • Indirect discrimination • Victimisation
2 Equal opportunity • Applying the law • The obligation of non-discrimination applies to al aspects of employment . • There are certain exceptions. in which discrimination of a sort may be permitted. • The legislation does not permit positive discrimination
2 Equal opportunity • Disability Discrimination • Sexual orientation and religious beliefs • Age discrimination
3 The practical implications • Formulating an effective equal opportunities policy • Support • Working party • Action plans and resources • Monitoring • Positive action
3 The practical implications • Recruitment and selection • Advertising • Recruitment agencies • Application forms • Interviews • Selection tests • Records
4 Diversity • Managing Diversity • Tolerance of individual differences • Communicating effectively with ethnically diverse work forces • Managing workers with increasingly diverse family structures and responsibilities • Managing the adjustment to be made by an increasingly aged work force • Managing increasingly diverse career aspirations /patterns, flexible working force • Dealing with differences in literacy, numeracy and qualifications in an international work force • Managing co-operative working in ethnically diverse teams
4 Diversity • Diversity policy • Step1 analyse your business environment • Step2 define diversity and its business benefits • Step3 introduce diversity policy into corporate strategy • Step4 embed diversity into core HR processes and • system • Step5 ensure leaders implement policy • Step6 involve staff at all levels • Step7 commuicate, commuicate, commuicate, • Step8 Understand your company` s needs • Step9 Evaluate