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Diversity Tools

Diversity tools are individual activities or comprehensive programmes, which are being implemented as part of a Diversity strategy. Different tools are used in different phases: They support the initial analysis and audit, the creation of a strategy and/or the introduction of Diversity in an organisation:

Policies, networks & councils, mentoring, communication, training & events, and HR programmes.

Policies

Issues and Activities

  • Comprehensive policy clearly linked to corporate objectives, values and strategies
  • Policies for anti-discrimination and/or dignity and respect
  • Commitment to all-inclusive equal opportunities
  • Integration of Diversity into corporate code of conduct

Our Approaches and Value-Added

  • Creation of a Diversity definition tailored to the corporate context
  • Presentation of best practice policies
  • Creation of national or European policies that will meet the requirements of EU anti-discrimination directives
  • Workshop on the implications of EU anti-discrimination directives
  • Communication around anti-discrimination

Networks & Councils

Issues and Activities

  • Creation of task forces, steering committees, consulting bodies or management structures for Diversity
  • Councils involving managers
  • Networks for employees
  • Functional bodies
  • Geographical working groups

Our Approaches and Value-Added

  • Support the creation of networks or working groups
  • Facilitating task forces or council meetings
  • Presentation of good practices of charters and approaches to Diversity networks / councils
  • Providing input as regards possible structures and interfaces

Mentoring

Issues and Activities

  • Optimising knowledge management across generations and hierarchies
  • Direct communication
  • Developing personal and professional skills
  • Providing career opportunities
  • Leveraging potential of employees
  • Increasing motivation

Our Approaches and Value-Added

  • Analysing existing mentoring programmes through a diversity lens
  • Designing innovative mentoring schemes
  • Utilising internal resources for the implementation

Communication

Issues and Activities

  • Effective communication of Diversity messages and content to internal and external target groups
  • Advertisements (internal, external)
  • Articles in magazines (internal, external)
  • Posters, leaflets, brochures
  • Give-aways
  • Internet, Intranet
  • CD, Film, Video, DVD
  • Participation in conferences

Our Approaches and Value-Added

  • Development of internal and external communication strategies and –plans
  • Design of statements, slogans and logos
  • Development of communication tools (e.g. websites, posters, flyers, brochures)
  • Writings texts, ghost-writing
  • Translation into different languages, final editing
  • Evaluation of communication activities

Training & Events

Issues and Activities

  • Creation and deepening of Diversity awareness and understanding
  • Developing Diversity competencies
  • Delivering awareness or skill-building training
  • Organising events for managers, employees or customers
  • Conferences, symposia
  • Diversity road shows

Our Approaches and Value-Added

  • Design and implementation and evaluation of training for diverse audiences
  • Delivery of management training
  • Setting up discussion or facilitation guidelines for events
  • Background talks / briefings of top management and multipliers

HR Programmes

Issues and Activities

  • Supporting performance and employability
  • Flexible work schemes (part time, telework)
  • Dependent care
  • Sabbaticals
  • Health Management
  • Flexible Retirement
  • Convenience Programmes

Our Approaches and Value-Added

  • Evaluating good practices
  • Leveraging public initiatives (e.g. awards)
  • Evaluating existing programmes with regard to additional potential



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