Is opportunity the secret to diversity in the workplace?

Is opportunity the secret to diversity in the workplace?

To be a success in today’s market, diversity must be reflected at every level of your business. It can shape public perception and enrich the products you sell and the services you provide.

Working in the recruitment sector we’ve watched as diversity has become much more commonplace in recruitment demands of companies all over the UK.

Nowadays businesses are expected to be inclusive, not exclusive. Whether that’s down to Government pressure on gender and ethnic pay gaps, political correctness, social change or the “woke-ness” of a younger generation coming of age is up for debate. What’s certain is that just because workplace diversity is desirable doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy to achieve.

Our team at Evenfields has a wealth of experience in HR, Recruitment, Communications and Customer Relationships and we understand the barriers that can be faced when applying for new positions or striving for progression.

Workplace diversity is about more than just setting targets and sharing statistics it’s about providing opportunity – to everyone.

We must work hard to dismantle the privileges that are provided by experience, education and wealth and even the playing field of employment. Only when career opportunities are made available to everyone will we see true diversity in our workplaces.

At Evenfields we believe in promoting inclusive career opportunities that reflect the local demographic.

We start at the beginning, working with schools to develop a new generation of employees. We provide students with focused career guidance, linking school learning to future careers raising their awareness and their aspirations and allowing them to make informed decisions about their futures.

We also work with businesses to share their vacancies with our talent pool – and provide bespoke training and consultation on workplace diversity and why it’s so important.

Opportunity is our aim. Diversity is the outcome.