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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) in the workplace

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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) in the workplace

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) in the workplace

Employers are aware of the many benefits of EDI. A range of different experiences in the workplace creates a more creative and innovative environment where employees will feel supported and fully engaged. EDI, of course, is not a new concept but its importance has become more evident in recent years, meaning employers are now fully embracing and building EDI into their company ethos, training, and values. But saying and doing are two very different things, and employers must demonstrate consistent positive action in their dedication to EDI.

What is EDI?

Equality represents fairness, that is, the importance of recognizing the different needs a person may have due to personal experiences and characteristics. This means we must consider equality of opportunity and ensure that those who may be disadvantaged have the tools they need to access the same, fair opportunities as their peers

Diversity is recognising, valuing, and respecting each other's differences. A diverse environment will involve and include a wide range of backgrounds and mindsets, which will allow for an innovative and creative cultural environment.

Inclusion means creating an environment where everyone feels welcome and valued, ensuring all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully and will be valued for their distinctive skills, experiences, and perspectives.

IAR is passionate about equity, diversity, and inclusion and has worked hard to create an equal, diverse, and inclusive company culture. We have relationships with the widest talent pool and work closely with underrepresented talent, ensuring they apply for roles that will help them develop the strong skill they already have. IAR is committed to fair and inclusive recruitment processes, regardless of background and personal characteristics.

There is no doubt that EDI will offer your business numerous benefits such as an increased ability to attract a greater talent pool, increase revenue growth, and offer a more innovative work environment.

Contact our team today to find out how we can support you with your EDI and recruitment strategy.

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