Essay on Develop and Implement Diversity Policy

1264 Words May 10th, 2015 6 Pages
Develop and Implement Diversity Policy
BSBDIV601A

Q-1 List a number of benefit that diversity policy can bring to an organisation. How do these relate specifically to business objectives?
A - A more diverse workforce... will increase organisational effectiveness. It will lift morale, bring greater access to new segments of the marketplace and enhance productivity. In short... diversity will be good for business.
Diverse workplaces make good business sense for an organisation. A diverse workforce increases the opportunity to bring various perspectives to identifying and solving problems—a set of perspectives that more likely represent broader community views.
Some of the benefits of diversity in business objective:
- Increased
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Q-3 What are some of the relevant legislation, codes of practice and/or national standards you identified which apply to your diversity policy? How does diversity policy support and relate to Equal Employment Opportunity principles?
A-3 The legislative framework for workforce diversity
The Public Service Act 1999 (PS Act) contains strong provisions to support workforce that reflects the diversity of the Australian community. Section 18 of the PS Act—'Promotion of employment equity'—requires an agency head to establish a workplace diversity program to assist in giving effect to the APS Employment Principles, in particular 10A(1)(f) and (g) which read:
(1) The APS is a career-based public service that:
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(f) provides workplaces that are free from discrimination, patronage and favouritism; and
(g) recognises the diversity of the Australian community and fosters diversity in the workplace.
The Australian Public Service Commissioner’s Directions 2013 include an expectation that an agency workplace diversity program will include measures directed at eliminating employment-related disadvantages in the agency on the basis of:
- being an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander;
- gender;
- race or ethnicity;
- disability; or being a member of any other group that, from time to time, may be identified as having an employment-related disadvantage.
The APS Values enshrined in the PS Act includes the Value…