This Diversity Policy clearly sets forth a company's guidelines and plans for promoting diversity and equality in its workplace. It includes provisions regarding recruitment, career development and promotion, community programs, and diversity practices. This document contains numerous standard provisions, but specific terms can be easily inserted into this form to meet the unique needs of the company. This should be used by a company that strives for diversity in its workforce.
This Diversity Policy clearly sets forth a company's guidelines and plans for promoting diversity and equality in its workplace. It includes provisions regarding recruitment, career development and promotion, community programs, and diversity practices. This document contains numerous standard provisions, but specific terms can be easily inserted into this form to meet the unique needs of the company. This should be used by a company that strives for diversity in its workforce. DIVERSITY POLICY 1. Policy _______________ [Instruction: insert name of company] (“Company”) recognizes its talented and diverse workforce as a key competitive advantage. Our business success is a reflection of the quality and skill of our people. Company is committed to seeking out and retaining the finest human talent to ensure top business growth and performance. Diversity management benefits individuals, teams, our company as a whole, and our customers. We recognize that each employee brings their own unique capabilities, experiences and characteristics to their work. We value such diversity at all levels of the company in all that we do. Company believes in treating all people with respect and dignity. We strive to create and foster a supportive and understanding environment in which all individuals realize their maximum potential within the company, regardless of their differences. We are committed to employing the best people to do the best job possible. We recognize the importance of reflecting the diversity of our customers and markets in our workforce. The diverse capabilities that reside within our talented workforce, positions Company to anticipate and fulfill the needs of our diverse customers, both domestically and internationally, providing high quality products/services. Company is diverse along many dimensions. Our diversity encompasses differences in ethnicity, gender, language, age, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, physical and mental ability, thinking styles, experience, and education. We believe that the wide array of perspectives that results from such diversity promotes innovation and business success. Managing diversity makes us more creative, flexible, productive and competitive. 2. Recruitment As a global player, Company recruits people from all around the globe. We believe that our employees from many different cultural, linguistic and national backgrounds provide us with valuable knowledge for understanding complex international markets. We have established outreach programs to identify talented women and individuals from under-represented backgrounds for recruitment. We provide scholarships for promising young women and under-represented status students with the potential to become high achieving professionals in Company. [Comment: user should adjust this section to reflect the specific recruitment efforts of the Company] 3. Career development and promotion Company rewards excellence and all employees are promoted on the basis of their performance. All managers are trained in managing diversity to ensure that employees are treated fairly and evaluated objectively. 4. Community programs Company recognizes that there are distinct demographic groups that have long been disadvantaged. We recognize that racism, ageism, sexism and other forms of discrimination are problems both for our organization and society as a whole. Company is committed to tackling cultural stereotypes both within and outside our organization. We have clear reporting procedures for any type of discrimination or harassment combined with follow-up procedures to prevent future incidents. Company combats discrimination in the wider community through partnerships with community based groups. We work closely with _______________ [Instruction: insert name of group/s, if applicable]. 5. Diversity bodies Our commitment to diversity is led by our diversity champions who come from all levels of the company, from top management to the shop floor. The diversity champions make up a diversity committee, which is responsible for ensuring that our diversity policy is articulated in the day to day running and the strategic direction of the company. [Comment: user should adjust this section to reflect the specific bodies of the Company if applicable. If no such bodies exist, then user should remove this section] 6. Diversity practices All employees undergo diversity training. Diversity training encompasses raising awareness about issues surrounding diversity and developing diversity management skills. Company provides a safe and pleasant environment for our employees. We offer: A. Flexible working time arrangements B. Employee education assistance C. Employee network and support groups D. Open communications E. Childcare assistance F. Mentor programs G. _______________ [Instruction: insert any additional offerings] [Comment: user should edit this section to reflect the specific offerings of the Company] When a suitably diverse pool of quality applicants has been obtained, competent and competitive applicants will be shortlisted and selected based on merit. It has been decided that those applicants who meet all the work-related requirements of the position will not be ranked numerically, but rather will be placed in a pool of competitive © Copyright 2011 Docstoc Inc. 3 applicants from which the final selection(s) will be made. The final selection will take into account the business needs identified above and the mix of appointees that will best meet the work-related requirements of the positions. [Comment: user may edit this section to reflect the specific hiring procedures of the Company] In this way the diverse backgrounds and experiences of each competitive applicant will be considered. This phase of the selection process will ensure that those applicants ranked as competitive and highly preferred will better reflect the cultural diversity of the American community that they will serve. It will also ensure that equal opportunities are offered to applicants from those groups previously under-represented in this organization’s workforce. All selection decisions will be based on merit, including the capacity of the applicant to fully meet the work-related requirements of the position. © Copyright 2011 Docstoc Inc. 4
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