A MORE diverse workforce is probably a happier one and could provide a boost to a company's bottom line.
All businesses should realise that it is not only a legal and social obligation but a way to ensure staff are happy in their work to ensure recruitment should not be limited to any particular social group and all groups in their workforce should be looked after appropriately.
Those that can show how they value and have developed equality and diversity and engage their staff can be recognised in awards organised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and backed by The Journal in association with Nigel Wright.
The Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Award is for organisations which can demonstrate how they value and have developed equality and/or a diverse workforce.
Entrants need to demonstrate how initiatives have delivered positive results. There are eight categories overall in the awards, set up to recognise HR&D achievements and their impact on business success. Catherine Attwell, who chairs the CIPD’s North East of England branch, said: “With these awards we will inspire future generations.
“We believe in the legacy of these awards. We can see other companies want to know how the winners have achieved their success. We are all here to make our region prosperous and a great place to work.”
This year will be a double celebration as the CIPD approaches its centenary recognising 100 years of leading HR into the future and celebrating the best HR&D has to offer in the region.
The award categories this year, are sponsored by a well-known organisation, including Cintra HR & Payroll Services, Home Group, Northumbrian Water, Ward Hadaway, Newcastle University Business School and Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service.
The categories are:
Excellence in Developing People Award.
Innovation in Social Media or Technology Award.
Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Award.
HR&D Team of the Year Award.
Engagement and Well-being Award.
Change Management Project of the Year Award.
Talent Attraction and Management Award.
SME Excellence in HR&D Award.
The awards are open to all types of organisations, regardless of size or sector and the winners will be announced on April 18 at an awards dinner at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead.
To enter, log on to firstname.lastname@example.org