Nature Of Equality And Diversity Programs

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Introduction

The aim of this piece of work is to examine the nature of equality and diversity initiatives implemented by employers and their effectiveness. In the first section I will look at what equality and diversity programs are used by employers and what effects they have on diversity and inequality. Once I have established the nature of diversity and inequality I will explore the extent to which they are effective. Finally I will critically evaluate the use of equality and diversity programs as to how they affect not only equality and diversity but also how they affect performance.

Equality is about ‘creating a fairer society, where everyone can participate and has the opportunity to fulfil their potential’ (DoH, 2004). By eliminating prejudice and discrimination. Diversity literally means difference. When it is used as a contrast or addition to equality, it is about recognising individual as well as group differences, treating people as individuals, and placing positive value on diversity in the community and in the workforce.

The Nature of Equality and Diversity Programs
Equality and diversity programs are primarily a response to demographic changes and equality. Programmes employed to address equality and diversity vary widely across organisations. In this piece of work I am going to review the following three widely adopted approaches used by employers when implementing equality and diversity programs to:
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