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Equality North East

Business Benefits

Being an equal opportunities employer may benefit your business.

Benefits of Good Employment Practices

Employers who use fair practices, and monitor them, provide a positive environment within which employees can use and develop their abilities to the full, for the benefit of the organisation and themselves.

Benefits you could reap include:

  • Staff recruitment widening the recruitment net, so that all sectors of the community have the opportunity to apply for vacancies, will improve your chances of attracting the best candidates first time. It may also reduce your recruitment costs.
  • Staff retention enhancing morale and prospects can lead to a lower level of absenteeism and staff turnover, which in turn will help to reduce business costs and maintain output.
  • Business clear evidence that you are an equal opportunities employer will project a more positive image and promote business growth.

Acting within the law is only the first step in providing equality of opportunity for everyone. There are many positive things employers can do in order to become proactive in equal opportunities. There are many recommendations for and examples of best practice that can be adapted to an employer's own particular situation.

Example of the business benefits of a diverse workforce:-

A taxi company employing women drivers may encourage other women and children to use your taxis. Also, employing people from different ethnic backgrounds could increase your catchment area and sales.

Equal Opportunities

There are many benefits in becoming an Equal Opportunities employer:

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