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Diversity and inclusion in the workplace
Diversity and inclusion in the workplace

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Week 6: Diversity and inclusion in recruitment and career progression


Last week you focused on the personal skills and strategic tools you can use to support your work on diversity and inclusion.

This week, you’ll take a look at recruitment – a core process where diversity and inclusion must be embedded. You’ll consider some of the key issues to be aware of as well as good practice ideas and examples.

First, watch this short video of Mark Ealing, one of our employer interviewees, sharing his thoughts on the importance of communicating genuine, inclusive messages throughout the recruitment process.

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Video 1: Introduction to Week 6
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By the end of this week you will be able to:

  • understand the importance of inclusive business branding
  • describe useful tactics and techniques to support diversity during the recruitment process
  • recognise the value of promoting inclusivity during onboarding/induction and beyond.

Most large employers have the capability and resources to build comprehensive recruitment systems with diversity and inclusion at their core, so this week’s content may be more useful for smaller organisations without dedicated teams or large budgets.

However, even if you are an experienced HR professional, there will hopefully be some nuggets of recent thinking to catch your attention.

You’ll start by looking at making your employer branding more inclusive.