The week is being spearheaded by Inclusive Employers, which works with organisations to help build inclusive workplaces. It aims to raise awareness of the pitfalls of discrimination and ensure bosses maximise the potential of all employees. Flexible working is one tool that can be used to achieve this.
Claire Williams, director at Inclusive Employers, said: “Developing a flexible culture and opening up flexible working opportunities to all staff is the cornerstone of an inclusive workplace and the business benefits are clear: 72% of global businesses surveyed by Regus report that increased productivity is a direct result of flexible working practices.”
Already more than 50 UK employers have signed up to take part in the week, including TSB, the Co-operative Group and Transport for London.
Richard McKenna, Inclusive Employers MD said: “We need to harness the talent of our diverse workforces to reap the commercial rewards that inclusion offers us. Inclusion is a business priority and should be at the top of your organisation’s agenda; being an inclusive employer benefits your productivity and profitability.”
For more information: http://www.nationalinclusionweek.co.uk/
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