HRgenius Diversity in the Workplace Guide
Diversity is a term which relates to the people who work for an organisation. It is often
spoken about with reference to equal opportunities, and the two are intrinsically linked,
however, have varying perspectives.
Providing equal opportunities means ensuring that no individual is treated less favourably on the basis of who they are - that all decisions taken in relation to them are based on fact and merit alone.
Diversity is a recognition and celebration of the fact that people are different but all have unique contributions that they can bring to an organisation. Managing diversity can start even before employment starts, and can include recruitment exercises; offers of training and benefits; promotion opportunities; celebration of different cultures etc.... Read more in our guide