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AUTHOR: Charlotte Wolff
This research explores the resources, plans and procedures in place at 140 employers to address equality and diversity issues, and finds that two-thirds aim to put diversity and equality at the heart of what they do.
On this page:
Moving beyond compliance
Attitudes and diversity trends
Who has main responsibility for equality and diversity?
Sharing responsibility for diversity
Chart 1: Sharing responsibility for equality and diversity
Are diversity specialists a help or a hindrance?
Discussing diversity at board meetings
Effects of recession on equality and diversity plans
Chart 2: Employers' diversity-related practices
Monitoring for equality
Chart 3: Methods of employer monitoring
Monitoring redundancy selections
Equality and diversity training Discrimination complaintsComplaints received Chart 4:
Number of complaints lodged in relation to equality issues in 2008/2009Benefits of equality and diversity Risk of negative impact
Taking equality and diversity forwardOur researchTable 1: Views of HR and diversity
specialists Table 2: Influences on diversity
agenda Table 3: Board-level representation for equality and
diversity issues, by sectorTable 4: Frequency of equality and diversity as a
board meeting topic, by sectorTable 5: Equality and diversity as a
priority, by sectorBox 1: Advice from diversity
specialists and HR on equality and diversityAdditional
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