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Workplace ED&I Tools

“Diversity may be the hardest thing for a society to live with, and perhaps the most dangerous thing for a society to be without.”  (Source: William Sloane Coffin, 2016)

 

Procurement, like every other business function, needs to attract and retain the best talent to drive performance. Increasingly, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) is at the heart of this. 

 

Businesses not only have a responsibility to respect and value all forms of difference including race and ethnicity, culture and belief, gender and sexuality, age and social status and ability. There is also a huge business advantage to be had: diverse teams are more innovative, but also people want to be part of them and stay part of them.
Here you will find lots of resources to support your D&I strategies, with specific focus on procurement.

Businesses not only have a responsibility to respect and value all forms of difference and characteristics including race and ethnicity, culture and belief, gender and sexuality, age and social status and ability. There is also a huge business advantage to be had: diverse teams are more innovative, but also people want to be part of them and stay part of them.

 

To attract from widest possible pool of talent, organisations must have effective ED&I policies and practices in place.

 

D&I Stats

 

In the Salary Survey 2020, only 65% of respondents felt that their organisation was proactive in its efforts to source diverse candidates when hiring. The steps organisations have taken to ensure diverse and inclusive hiring practices are shown below.

 

D&I steps

 

Podcast: Tackling gender pay gaps and hints and tips around the wider D&I agenda – Scott Dance and Yvonne Smyth, Hays

 

 

 

EDandI Tips
Here you will find lots of resources to support your ED&I strategies, with specific focus on procurement.

Workplace D&I

CIPS is committed to promoting, supporting and encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) within the procurement profession to ensure that everyone is valued as an individual. The benefits of a diverse procurement community is essential to encourage an inclusive environment where individuals feel that they are able to participate and reach their full potential.

 

We have collected some valuable resources including videos, podcasts, webinars and guidance from credible experts in this space to help you to build a more diverse and inclusive team.

 

Please get in touch if you would like to share your experiences, have a case study to share or some guidance that has helped you on your journey at diversity@cips.org.

 


 

Chartered Institute of Professional Development

Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD)


CIPD have a wealth of experience and resources CIPS members can access below to help change what is needed to combat workplace equality, diversity and inclusion.

 

  • Diversity and inclusion - Learn how to promote equal opportunities and manage diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

 


 

HaysHays UK Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Report 2020

 

In this year’s Hays Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Report, we discover how flexible working can help facilitate equality in the workplace, and the ways in which employers and employees alike believe it has impacted their diversity and inclusion journeys this year.  

 

Highlights from the 2020 report include:

  • 61% of employees will only consider applying to an organisation with a public commitment to ED&I.
  • When considering a new role the following respondents placed an organisations ED&I policies as ‘important’:
    1. 85% of LGBTQ+ professionals
    2. 84% of BAME professional
    3. 79% of professionals aged 25 or under
  • Top 5 reasons professionals believe ED&I can positively impact the workplace:
    1. 51% - Company culture
    2. 46% - Staff morale
    3. 39% - Organisational leadership
    4. 34% - Recruitment
    5. 30% - Retention of talent

 

Download the full 2020 report  

 

Hays Diversity & Inclusion Snapshot: Discover how sentiments are changing in response to recent global events


In our recent survey taken by over 13,000 professionals in the UK, Hays asked how attitudes towards equality, diversity and inclusion have changed in recent months, and whether organisations are acting on these evolving sentiments.

 

Download your copy to discover:

  • How employers and employees perceive the focus on diversity and inclusion within organisations to have changed in recent months
  • How the focus on diversity and inclusion within organisations has been affected by the Black Lives Matter movement
  • The importance that employees attribute to organisational diversity and inclusion polices.

 

Download Hays Snapshot 

 

Hays Blogs and Podcasts:

 


 

Neuroleadership logoNeuroLeadership Institute 

 

The NeuroLeadership Institute resources look at the science behind our brains at work and how to encourage diversity and inclusion and understand unconscious bias.

 

 

 


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Inclusive Australia


Their mission is to bring people together from all walks of life so we can gradually break down barriers and prejudices. Useful resources include:

 



 

Videos from some of the professions leaders with their perspectives, tips and advice on diverse procurement teams. 

 

Why is it important for procurement to get a real handle on diversity and inclusion?                                                                                             



What are your top tips on diversity and inclusion for procurement teams?



What advice would you give to CPOs looking to create a more diverse team?



What are the main benefits of having a more diverse team?



What do you think the barriers are stopping people moving into senior roles?



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Race Equality

 

CIPS is committed to promoting, supporting and encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) within the procurement profession to ensure that everyone is valued as an individual. The benefits of a diverse procurement community is essential to encourage an inclusive environment where individuals feel that they are able to participate and reach their full potential.

 

We have collected some valuable resources on racial equality in the workplace including videos, podcasts, webinars and guidance from credible experts in this space to help you to build a more diverse and inclusive team.

 

Please get in touch if you would like to share your experiences, have a case study to share or some guidance that has helped you on your journey at diversity@cips.org.

 

 

John Amaechi

John Amaechi, OBE


John is a respected organisational psychologist, best-selling New York Times author, sought after public speaker, executive coach and CEO of APS Ltd. John is closing the CIPS Annual Conference on 29 October 2020. Watch the videos below where John shares:


-          What does white privilege mean?  

-          Not-racist v anti-racist: what’s the difference?  

 


Chartered Institute of Professional Development

 

Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD)

 

Building anti-racist and compassionate workplaces

Organisations have a pivotal role in addressing racism and championing inclusive workplaces. From diversifying the talent pool, to creating safe spaces for employees to speak openly and honestly, CIPD have created these short videos of black professionals sharing their lived experiences and talking about the change that is needed to combat workplace racism. The videos include practical suggestions that can enable organisations and all professions to act with integrity and compassion. #EndRacismAtWork

 

Lived experience: Aggie Mutuma

Allyship: How can professionals be good allies to their black and minority ethnic colleagues? 

How have events related to George Floyd and Black Lives Matter made you feel?

 

What change do we need? What gets measured gets done

  

What change do we need? Creating space for open and honest conversations 

What change do we need? Creating diverse talent pools

What mistakes do organisations make when addressing racism?

Mentoring: I think there is a big opportunity… 

How can professions be more inclusive? 

There is an awakening to the role networks can play

Lived experience: Yetunde Hofmann 

 

Further CIPD Resources:

  • Podcast: Why is it so hard to talk about BAME? - Hear from June Sarpong MBE, Director of Creative Diversity at the BBC and CIPD’s Membership Director David D’Souza as they discuss what organisations can do to support and encourage change. 
  • Podcast: Challenging systemic racism at work - John Amaechi OBE, Bernadette Thompson and Professor Binna Kandola OBE, discuss how organisations can move beyond token gestures and diversity tick box exercises. It’s time to erase racism from the workplace and the journey needs to start now.
  • Race inclusion in the workplace - Explore the CIPD’s point of view on race inclusion in the workplace, including actions for Government and recommendations for employers.
 

D and I Leaders

 

d&i Leaders


d&i Leaders held their Race Summit on 18 September 2020, with 18 expert speakers all with practical insights and lived experience. The recordings are available to download until December 2020.

 

View on demand recordings

 

d&i Leaders also have a selection of reports which you can register for free to download with practical insights and tips to support when tackling race equality, including:

  • The Race Summit 2020 Summary Report shares practical actions organisations can take.
  • Recruitment: How to embed inclusion from start to finish explores how companies are making inroads on hiring a more diverse intake and retaining and engaging this workforce through genuine inclusion.
  • Moving the dial: the role of senior leaders in driving D&I shares practical advice, top tips and quick wins for engaging leaders.
  • Let’s talk about race: five ways to keep the conversation going shares five key actions to have real conversations.

 

View All Reports 

 

Business in the Community

 

Business in the Community 

 

Below you will find a selection of the resources from Business in the Community focussing on race in the workplace.

 

 

View all reports

 


 

Further resources

 

 


Disability Inclusion

CIPS is committed to promoting, supporting and encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) within the procurement profession to ensure that everyone is valued as an individual. The benefits of a diverse procurement community is essential to encourage an inclusive environment where individuals feel that they are able to participate and reach their full potential.

 

We have collected some valuable resources on disability inclusion in the workplace including videos, podcasts, webinars and guidance from credible experts in this space to help you to build a more diverse and inclusive team.

 

Please get in touch if you would like to share your experiences, have a case study to share or some guidance that has helped you on your journey at diversity@cips.org.

 


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The Valuable 500 


The Valuable 500 is the global movement putting disability on the business leadership agenda.

The #Valuable500 is a global movement putting disability on the business agenda. They’re calling for 500 companies to unlock the potential of the 1.3 billion people living with disabilities around the world. Visit www.thevaluable500.com to find out more.

 

CIPS & The Valuable 500: Unlocking the business, social and economic potential of the 1.3 billion

Watch the webinar

What is the Valuable 500?

 

Why does Valuable 500 matter?

 


 

Chartered Institute of Professional DevelopmentChartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD)


CIPD has a wealth of experience and resources CIPS members can access below to support with disability inclusion in the workplace.

 

  • Disability at work - Explore the CIPD’s point of view on disability in the workplace, including actions for Government and recommendations for employers.  
  • Disability and employment - Explore the UK legal position on disability discrimination and the importance of making reasonable adjustments for disabled employees. 

 



 

 

Gender Equality

CIPS is committed to promoting, supporting and encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) within the procurement profession to ensure that everyone is valued as an individual. The benefits of a diverse procurement community is essential to encourage an inclusive environment where individuals feel that they are able to participate and reach their full potential.

 

We have collected some valuable resources on gender equality in the workplace including videos, podcasts, webinars and guidance from credible experts in this space to help you to build a more diverse and inclusive team.

 

Please get in touch if you would like to share your experiences, have a case study to share or some guidance that has helped you on your journey at diversity@cips.org.

 

 

HaysGender Pay Gap  

 

Employers with 250 or more employees must publish and report specific figures about their gender pay gap. However, despite this reporting, the gender pay gap in the workplace continues to be an issue, and we see this in the results of the CIPS/Hays Salary Guide. The widest gap currently in the UK is 33% at Advanced Professional level and whilst there has been a slight narrowing of 2% over the last year, it is clear that organisations have much work to do to face up to and proactively address this issue. For men and women alike, salary is an important issue when considering moving to a new employer. To retain talented women in the profession gender pay equality needs addressing globally.

 

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Download Hays tools for building a more diverse workforce 

 


 

Successful Women in Procurement


To celebrate International Women's Day we captured the thoughts of some of the most inspiring and successful women in procurement to ask them to give advice to those new to the industry, and share their lived experiences and views on the career challenges that face women in business.

 

View their stories

 


Chartered Institute of Professional Development

 

Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD)


CIPD has a wealth of experience and resources CIPS members can access below to help change what is needed to combat gender equality in the workplace.

 

  • Flexible working – includes guidance, practical tools and resources to help you embed flexible working in your organisation.

 


 

D and I Leadersd&i Leaders 


The d&i Leaders Women at Work Online Summit brings together organisations committed to tackling gender inequality in the workplace. The online summit is being held on 26 January 2021.

 

View online event programme

 

d&i Leaders also have a selection of reports which you can register for free to download with practical insights and tips to support when tackling gender equality, including:

 

 

View All Reports 

 


 

Business in the CommunityBusiness in the Community

 

Below you will find a selection of the resources from Business in the Community focussing on gender in the workplace.

 

 

View all reports



 

HeForSheHeForShe Global Movement 

Gender equality requires all of us to take some action for a gender equal world. Millions of people globally have already committed to taking some action through the #HeForShe Global Movement.

 

 

Find out more 



 

Further resources

 

 


LGBTQ+

CIPS is committed to promoting, supporting and encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) within the procurement profession to ensure that everyone is valued as an individual. The benefits of a diverse procurement community is essential to encourage an inclusive environment where individuals feel that they are able to participate and reach their full potential.

 

We have collected some valuable resources on LGBTQ+ in the workplace including videos, podcasts, webinars and guidance from credible experts in this space to help you to build a more diverse and inclusive team.

 

The term LGBTQ+ refers to someone who is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, pansexual and others questioning or expressing their gender identity and sexuality.

 

Please get in touch if you would like to share your experiences, have a case study to share or some guidance that has helped you on your journey at diversity@cips.org.

 


Chartered Institute of Professional Development

 

Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD)

 

CIPD has a wealth of experience and resources CIPS members can access below to support with disability inclusion in the workplace.

 

 


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Stonewall

 

LGBTQ+ people bring value to organisations by providing a different set of experiences and perspectives. Stonewall as an organisation help hundreds of organisations recognise the benefits of these perspectives for all employees, service users and members of the community. Access their resources and toolkits below: