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Westminster Briefing Equality Act Uk Slides Final

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Making equality at work a reality. How to create a equal and diverse workforce and build competitive advantage.

Making equality at work a reality. How to create a equal and diverse workforce and build competitive advantage.

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  • Reference back to opening remarks by Jonathan Rees, DG, Government Equalities Office Link to what we are all about – next slide
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    • 1. From Bill to Act: Ensuring Compliance with the New Legislation Les Venus UK Council for Access and Equality “ Equality at Work”
    • 2. Workforce and Customers are Changing
    • 3. 1,000,000 people over retirement age are currently working, this is expected to rise to over 3,000,000 by 2017 Only 20% of today’s working population is white, able bodied male and below 45 years old From 2005 to 2011 80% of 2 million new jobs will have been filled by women
    • 4. So why do we need to embrace equality?
    • 5.
      • Equality is about more than just ensuring compliance
      • We must deliver a more equal and fairer society for all
      • Essential for any successful public or private sector organisation or business
    • 6. Equality at work is a key component of improved and continuing competitive advantage
    • 7. How to…
      • … create a culture where equality matters by:
      • Placing equality at the head of the agenda – it’s not a problem to be fixed
      • Setting equality priorities - immediate and future
      • Effective targeting of funding
      • Running successful equality training
      • Feedback loops to ensure continuous improvement
    • 8. UKCAE Pathway Step 1 Awareness and understanding of equality ‘ Level the playing field’ Measured Outcome Step 2 Examination of organisational practice and identification of discrimination Audited Outcome Step 3 Implement change and measure benefit “ Equality Mark” Audited Outcome
    • 9. Equality
      • Equality should not be compliance alone
      • Requires sustained and long-term action within a robust management framework
      • Impacts the whole business including recruitment, personnel development, purchasing, operations etc.
      • Should be ingrained in organisation’s culture
      • Should impact every facet of an organisation
      • Provides organisations with a huge opportunity to be better at what they do
    • 10. From Bill to Act: Ensuring Compliance with the New Legislation Les Venus UK Council for Access and Equality “ Equality at Work” plus enabling organisations to be better by embedding a culture of equality