How diversity aware are you?
Importance of managing diversity
Managing diversity is all about managing people, valuing diverse points of view and supporting and empowering individuals with different backgrounds and experiences, which in turn contributes to the overall success of the University. Successful diversity management can enhance organisational performance and deliver benefits to an organisation, such as the attraction and retention of the best employees; improving motivation and productivity; and reducing staff turnover costs - often referred to as the ‘business case’ for diversity.
The University's Vision and Strategy supports our efforts to attract the best employees from all walks of life and all parts of the world and as such, the University's staffing priorities are to:
- recruit and retain first-class talent
- foster a high-achieving workforce that is competent, committed, creative and capable of managing and responding positively to change;
- develop a culture and an environment that motivates and enables people to make an excellent contribution
Test your knowledge
Test your knowledge and take our quick diversity quiz or alternatively access our Diversity in the Workplace Training Module.
By completing the training you can expect to:
- Develop an understanding of the importance and value of equality and diversity in the workplace.
- Know your rights and responsibilities as a member of staff.
- Become familiar with equalities legislation covering gender, disability, race, sexual orientation, gender re-assignment, religion or belief and age.
The training module can be completed when and where it suits you. The programme offers you the flexibility to work at your own pace, either in one session (approximately 1.5 hours) or over a period of time.
Advice and assistance
If you need help or assistance with any aspect of the training, please send an email to: email@example.com or Tel: (0117) 33 18087
This quiz is designed as an interesting tool to highlight unconscious bias at its most fundamental level.
There are no right or wrong answers, the toolkit is designed as a basic tool to ask if we really know ourselves.
It is likely that you do have some kind of subconscious bias, but finding out about it is the first step to making sure your behaviour does not reflect it.