Diversity in workforce can enrich your business

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Diversity in workforce can enrich your business

  1. 1. KE-80-08-381-EN-D Managing diversity at For more information and advice on how to build a diverse workforce contact: work can be challenging. BUSINESSEUROPE www.businesseurope.eu For further information and resources European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized on how to encourage diversity and Enterprises (UEAPME) combat discrimination in the EU www.ueapme.com www.stop-discrimination.info Eurochambres – The Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry www.eurochambres.be Your national equality body can also offer help and advice: UK Equality and Human Rights Commission www.equalityhumanrights.com Helplines: England 0845 604 6610 Scotland 0845 6 04 5510 Wales 0845 604 8810 Europe g. Equality Commission for Northern Ireland www.equalityni.org changin Enquiry line: 028 90 890 890 Ireland is omersg. Irish Equality Authority www.equality.ie Helpline: 1890 245 545 Cust angin Malta are ch ? Are you National Commission for the Promotion of Equality © European Commission / JPH Woodland www.equality.gov.mt Tel: 2590 3850 This leaflet has been produced as part of the EU-wide “For Diversity. Against Discrimination.” information campaign. Organised by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, the campaign aims to raise awareness of discrimination and the EU laws which exist to combat it, and to promote the benefits of diversity. An initiative of the European Union
  2. 2. What is the Europe of today? Taking steps to attract and maintain a diverse workforce could help you to: Increased globalisation is increasing competition. • Receive more CVs of a higher quality for vacant positions Demographic change is bringing new © Eu challenges for business. • Reduce staff turnover rop ean Co mm New markets are demanding new • Increase employee satisfaction iss ion /J PH ideas. Wo od lan d • Enhance creativity and innovation in your business • Gain new customers and better A workforce made up of people of adapt your products or services all ages, disabled people, people of to their needs a different ethnic origin, religion or sexual orientation, reflects the society • Combat discrimination in the work- in which we now live. place which is illegal in the EU This diversity can enrich your business by bringing in different skills, experiences, ideas and perspectives. As a result a diverse workforce can help your business to open up new markets and reach new customers. ©V an Pa rys © Eu ro pe an Co mm iss ion / JP HW ood land

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