Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Tackling diversity key to unlocking productivity - DAILY RECORD

Originally published: February 28, 2017

Employers are failing to think broadly enough about diversity in the workplace, and are thus missing the opportunity to get maximum productivity out of their staff.

Ruth Hunt, chief executive of equality charity Stonewall, said a few “simple changes”can elevate the drive for diversity beyond a box-ticking exercise to deliver tangible results.

The key is to honestly examine the underlying factors that lead to disparities such as sexism and discrimination.

“They are all part of the same thing,” said Hunt, who is in Scotland as part of an employment law event.