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.

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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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  • Westminster Briefing Equality Act Uk Slides Final

    1. 1. From Bill to Act: Ensuring Compliance with the New Legislation Les Venus UK Council for Access and Equality “ Equality at Work”
    2. 2. Workforce and Customers are Changing
    3. 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. 4. So why do we need to embrace equality?
    5. 5. <ul><li>Equality is about more than just ensuring compliance </li></ul><ul><li>We must deliver a more equal and fairer society for all </li></ul><ul><li>Essential for any successful public or private sector organisation or business </li></ul>
    6. 6. Equality at work is a key component of improved and continuing competitive advantage
    7. 7. How to… <ul><li>… create a culture where equality matters by: </li></ul><ul><li>Placing equality at the head of the agenda – it’s not a problem to be fixed </li></ul><ul><li>Setting equality priorities - immediate and future </li></ul><ul><li>Effective targeting of funding </li></ul><ul><li>Running successful equality training </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback loops to ensure continuous improvement </li></ul>
    8. 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. 9. Equality <ul><li>Equality should not be compliance alone </li></ul><ul><li>Requires sustained and long-term action within a robust management framework </li></ul><ul><li>Impacts the whole business including recruitment, personnel development, purchasing, operations etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Should be ingrained in organisation’s culture </li></ul><ul><li>Should impact every facet of an organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Provides organisations with a huge opportunity to be better at what they do </li></ul>
    10. 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

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