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Managing diversity

Diversity runs through all aspects of an organizations policies. Managing and valuing
diversity is central to good people management and makes good business sense, so it also
makes sense for diversity to be integral within all policies. A diversity policy sets out the
organisation's vision and values in relation to diversity. It will often include the remit of
polices, the processes for taking action, who is responsible and the training available.
The basic premise is that people should be valued as individuals and for reasons related
to business interests, as well as for moral and social reasons. A more diverse workforce is
likely to offer a wider range of skills and experiences and greater flexibility to meet
business challenges.

Elements of a diversity policy:


gender/sex equality
race equality
sexual orientation
religion
age
appearance/accent
formats and accessibility of policies and procedures.