The Equality Act 2010

 

The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society.

It is well known that there is a correlation between the importance of diversity and inclusion for employee engagement.  But how best to tell existing and potential staff that your organisation is a champion of equality, diversity and inclusion?

An Accreditation could well be part of the answer.  You are clearly displaying to employees, present and future, customers, suppliers, competitors and stakeholders that you are serious about equality and diversity.

You are saying to your employees that they will succeed in your organisation based on merit alone.  Their age, gender, religious beliefs, sexuality, race, marital and parental status and whether they have a disability as categorised under the Disability Act 2010 is not important in how they progress in your organisation, but protected characteristics are taken into account to ensure they suffer no disadvantage either.

Staff retention is vital to ensure the best bottom line performance in a challenging economic climate.  According to a recent joint study by Oxford Economics and UNUM the cost to replace one member of staff costs a business on average £30,000 in advertising for, recruiting and training a replacement.

Surprisingly salary isn't the highest motivatior to move - it's the smaller things - a car parking space, company mobile, free tea and coffee, subsidised meals that drive employee engagement.  An engaged workforce will be more productive and less likely to move.

So how can we help.  Based in Sandy, Bedfordshire but with clients all over the UK we provide the advisory and auditing work for the Equality and Diversity Accreditation, C2E.  We can help you ensure you are compliant with the Equality Act 2010, the Disability Act 2010 by having the Accreditation.

The good news is that it can take less than 3 months to be accreditated.  With C2E we set you on a journey and you are accredited based on the journey you are making NOT the destination you have already arrived at.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are located at:

Equilibrium Network Limited


King Street

Sandy

SG19 2QZ

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