Diversity and inclusion’ (D&I) is an approach taken by an organisation that aims to employ individuals diverse in characteristics, values, beliefs, and backgrounds.
The organisation will simultaneously aim to foster an inclusive work environment in which all employees feel respected, accepted, supported and valued.
WISE’s Diversity & Inclusion assessment tool will identify ways in which you can improve gender balance and change your organisation’s culture.
The Diversity & Inclusion Assessment Tool pinpoints areas for improved gender balance within your business. It provides an action plan and targets to help you recruit, retain and progress a diverse workforce.
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WISE offers a wide range of resources to help improve diversity and inclusion within your business.
Achieving meaningful cultural change in the workplace isn’t easy but when you become a WISE member, our dedicated team will support and guide you, no matter where you are in your D&I journey. We’ll track your progress and provide help that is tailored to your specific needs.
Our proven Ten Steps change management programme will point you in the right direction and help embed best practice into your company’s culture.
Q: What does diversity mean?
Diversity in the workplace refers to a workforce comprising individuals diverse in characteristics, values, beliefs and backgrounds. Characteristics might include ethnicity, gender, age, religion or physical ability. When considering your diversity goals, it’s important to understand where there are diversity and inclusion gaps in your workforce.
Q: What does inclusion mean?
Workplace inclusion is when people feel valued and accepted in their team and in the wider organisation without having to conform. Inclusive organisations support employees with diverse backgrounds and circumstances to thrive at work.
Inclusion involves establishing an environment that encourages every person to bring his or her whole self to work and creates opportunities for all employees to realise their potential.
Q: How do I improve diversity and inclusion in my organisation?
Taking our diversity and inclusion survey will help you understand the starting point. This is one of the key steps in our Ten Steps programme and assessing the data and where you have work to do will help you set targets and monitor progress.
Q: What is the gender pay gap?
This measures the difference in pay between men and women. Many factors contribute to the pay gap but cultural beliefs around the roles women and men should play in the workplace form a big part.
Q: How do I improve HR policies to support a more diverse and inclusive workforce?
Transparency and awareness are key to improving HR policies within your organisation. Using our D&I assessment tool alongside the Ten Steps Programme and our other resources will help you create HR policies that will support a more inclusive and diverse workplace.
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