Inclusive Employers is a membership organisation created to help employers develop an inclusive workplace. Inclusion moves beyond diversity, which focuses on the mix of people, to thinking about how the mix or people work together.
Forward thinking employers are developing a culture which is inclusive, which values people for their contribution and talents and which creates a no-go zone for discrimination. Inclusive Employers provides knowledge and networks to help build workplaces where people feel valued, and can add value. Our members are employers committed to creating an inclusive workplace, allowing their employees to fulfill their potential.
Inclusive Employers was established in 2011; Alongside the membership organisation will be the Inclusive Employers Foundation, which will be the campaigning voice of the membership, undertake research and create recommendations for shaking up workplace cultures that inhibit inclusion. The Foundation will be run by a board of Trustees of leading employers who are committed to this agenda, the Chair and board will be announced soon.
The official launch took place at The Deck at the National Theatre on the 24th May 2011. Since before the launch, Inclusive Employers has been developing a voice on workplace issues, increasingly commenting on events and providing a progressive and positive employer response. We are currently developing a position on key equality areas including discrimination at work, the Equality Act protected characteristics (age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex, and sexual orientation) and solutions to conflicts that arise at work.
For more information about Inclusive Employers and for any comments, please contact Richard McKenna firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Twitter @IncEmp.