Islam In The Workplace

Islam is the second largest religion in the United Kingdom. The majority of first-generation British Muslims arrived in the UK as economic migrants and now make an invaluable contribution to the economy. However, a lack of understanding and accommodation at work is an unfortunate reality for many Muslims in the UK.

Islam in the Workplace: Why You Need it

Islam is the second largest religion in the United Kingdom.  The 2011 Census estimated the Muslim population to be 2,516,000, 4.4% of the total population. It is the fastest growing religion in the UK and people that practice Islam have the lowest average age of all major religious groups. Between 2001 and 2009, the Muslim population increased almost 10 times faster than the non-Muslim population.

The majority of first-generation British Muslims arrived in the UK as economic migrants and now make an invaluable contribution to the economy, working in all trades, industries and professions at all levels. However, a lack of understanding and accommodation at work is an unfortunate reality for many Muslims in the UK. 

Islam is a comprehensive way of life and ensuring understanding, flexibility and reasonable accommodation in your organisation will enable employees to observe their religious obligations and improve their performance, enabling you to foster a sense of true inclusion for all staff. 

This training session will provide delegates with a comprehensive working knowledge of Islamic religious and cultural practices. We will also explore key considerations in creating an inclusive and supportive culture for Muslim staff.

Islam in the Workplace: What you will learn

Inclusive Employers Islam in the Workplace training will explore:

  • The differences between religion and culture and the various strands of the Islamic faith;
  • The definition and forms of Islamophobia;
  • How to approach conflict between religious groups at work, promoting good relations and resolving conflict between those who hold differing beliefs;
  • Put learning into practice by identifying balanced and thoughtful solutions to real employment issues;
  • Reliable sources of further information on Islamic culture and practices in the workplace.

Islam in the Workplace: Who Will Benefit

  • Line Managers
  • HR Business Partners
  • Network Leads
  • Diversity and Inclusion professionals
  • Inclusion Allies

Islam in the Workplace: What is Our Approach

A fun, engaging and thoughtful approach underpins all Inclusive Employers training and we ensure audience/delegate appropriate HR policy, legal and caselaw touchpoints are included. We focus on behaviour change and our training is packed with tips, techniques and practical take-aways

Our focus is on developing training that is hard wired to your organisations purpose, values and frameworks. To discuss how we can work together to deliver Islam in the Workplace training within your organisation contact us at info@inclusiveemployers.co.uk or 0207 803 0689.

Some examples of learning approaches for this topic are listed below and visit our digital and face-to-face training approach pages for more details. We’re looking forward to working with you.

Learning options:

  • Digital: eLearning modules, webinars, virtual learning space – at your own pace and time; 
  • Face-to-face: learning bursts to suit your schedules, half and full day training are some options.