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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I)


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.

 

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

 

 

Inclusive Procurement 

 

 

 

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

Workplace D&I

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?



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 



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