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  1. Diversity: Changing workplaces in New Zealand

  2. Definition of diversity “… means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognising our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies.” http://gladstone.uoregon.edu/~asuomca/diversityinit/definition.html

  3. Dimensions of diversity wheel 1996. Implementing Diversity by Marilyn Loden. Mc-Graw Hill Publishing, Burr Ridge, IL Military Experience Geographic Location Work Experience Age Gender Education Income Mental/Physical Abilities and Characteristic Sexual Orientation Work Style Religion Race Ethnic Heritage First Language Family Status Communication Style Organisation Role And Level Primary Dimension Secondary Dimension

  4. Business Benefits • Wider talent pool • Increased productivity • Workforce that reflects diverse markets • Cross functional teams • Enhanced reputation as preferred place to work • Lower absenteeism, sick leave, and turnover costs

  5. Business challenges • Communication • Resistance to change • Implementation of diversity in the workplace policies • Successful management of diversity in the workplace

  6. Changing workplaces Some influencing factors include: • Four generations • Age • Changing family structures • Disability • Growing ethnic and cultural diversity • Current labour market conditions

  7. Auckland demographics Community for Auckland. The Case for Auckland. (2006)

  8. What do these changes mean to your workplace? • Beca

  9. Key strategy considerations: • Clearly linked to business objectives • Accountability • Measurement • Organisational culture • Proactive approach • Champions

  10. What can be done? • Benchmarking data • Diversity is a process not a target • Business case • Commitment • Consultation

  11. What some companies are doing • Setting up diversity groups/councils and networking groups • Appointing heads of diversity • Having diversity audits and workshops • Increasing paid parental leave, measuring and monitoring return to work rates • Holding cultural awareness days, offering prayer rooms, introducing cultural awareness training • Auditing facilities for those with disabilities eg live remote captioning for hearing-impaired workers • International staff festivals, art, music competitions

  12. Something to ponder….. “Diversity: the art of thinking independently together”Malcolm F Forbes

  13. How can the EEO Trust help? • Diversity practitioners’ forums • Presentations • Newsletters,publications, toolkits • Library and information requests • Go to www.eeotrust.org.nz