Thursday, April 27, 2017

Diversity in the workplace: a huge change coming for businesses - THE BUSINESS DESK

by Sam Metcalf
Originally published: April 27, 2017

Diversity in the workplace isn’t just about gender equality, it’s about race, sexuality and religion – and millennials won’t stand for discrimination; that was the message from exclusive breakfast event on diversity in the workplace.

Hosted and sponsored by Freeths, the event highlighted the incredibly complex and sensitive nature of how best businesses can promote diversity to its workforce.

David Potter, partner and head of employment at Freeths, said: “There is a huge change coming for businesses. Millennials now expect difference in their workplace; they don’t see the difference between two people, whether that  be in their ethnic background, their gender or their sexuality. Businesses have to learn to be open to this if they want to keep the best talent.”