At IOSH 2018, the UK’s leading conference for workplace safety, health and wellbeing, a panel debate will ask whether the profession is doing enough to tackle inequality and discrimination. IOSH vice-president Louise Hosking, who will be among the panellists, takes a look at the issues.
Organisations that promote equality and diversity (E&D) reap the benefits. Creating a diverse and equal culture comes from mutual respect and good management. Here are just three benefits to promoting E&D:
1. You’ll find and retain the best talent
First, you’re going to find the best people for the job if you widen your search. Also, a diverse organisation is more likely to have a culture of fairness and a healthy work-life balance, leading to staff loyalty. The brightest talent are now looking at whether an organisation has a positive work culture before they begin a new position, as IOSH has highlighted in The Healthy Profit.
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