Many public and private sector organisations are developing ways to attract and retain suitably skilled people from diverse backgrounds. Research by the Office of Ethnic Communities confirms that organisations can still act, in many cases unknowingly, in a biased fashion when it comes to recruiting from ethnic communities. The resources below are aimed at increasing competence related to recruiting and managing staff from ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds.

Riding the Wave – managing ethnic diversity in the workplace

Riding the Wave is a manual to provide employers and managers with practical tips and resources [PDF, 7.2 MB] to take full advantage of the benefits of an ethnically diverse workplace. 

Reflections – from our multicultural workplace

Our programmes are aimed at improving the effectiveness of people working in an increasingly diverse environment. Read how they've been implemented by organisations in a range of different sectors - Reflections [PDF, 2.5 MB].

A Foot in the Door – opening the door to ethnic diversity

A guide to bias free recruitment to unlock the potential of ethnic diversity in the workplace. [PDF, 1.6 MB]

Keeping it Real - video

Many public and private sector organisations are developing ways to attract and retain suitably skilled people from diverse backgrounds.

But research by the Office of Ethnic Communities confirms that organisations can act, in many cases unknowingly, in a biased fashion when it comes to recruiting ethnic people.

Language and accent can influence perceptions of people.

Difficulties in finding work that is equivalent to their skills and experience.

Check out the impact this can have.

Some employers also face difficulties in managing a diverse workforce.

Check it out.

Equal Employment Opportunities - Pak 'n' Save Supermarket

General Manager talks about his approach to employing staff who are ethnically diverse.

 

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