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Equality and diversity in the workplace: 2009 IRS survey

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.

Key points

  • The results of the 2009 IRS survey on equality and diversity in the workplace indicate that public sector bodies are far more likely than other organisations to employ a senior person to oversee diversity management, have a standalone diversity budget and to discuss equality issues regularly at board meetings.