Create a Diverse Workplace

Key Points

  • It is important to strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace and make all individuals feel welcome. All individuals should be encouraged to work to their full potential and be evaluated based on their merit, skills and qualifications, free of illegal bias.
  • An employer should have a recruiting strategy that supports diversity and aims to recruit from a wide variety of applicants. Qualifications and an individual's ability to perform the job should always be an employer's first priority in hiring employees.
  • Providing diversity training can help to increase tolerance and respect among employees and supervisors and demonstrate the benefits of a diverse workplace.
  • An employer should create opportunities for individuals of different backgrounds and cultures to work together, as this will help bridge differences and foster a positive work experience.

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