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Equality North East

Policy & Procedures

What is an Equal Opportunities Policy?

It is a basic statement of equal opportunities aims and objectives for the organisation. It underpins specific measures aimed at ensuring equality of opportunities for present and potential employees. A written summary of the policy will enable you to record your intentions for your own information and that of others who will be involved in implementing the policy. Copies can also be given to present employees and applicants for jobs.

Good policies:

  • contain a short, clear statement of the organisationís commitment to achieving and maintaining a workforce which represents the composition of the population and recruitment area;
  • have the strong, visible support of top management;
  • set out clear objectives which enables you to identify priorities for action and implement effective programme for action;
  • are explicit and measurable.

What are the Benefits?

An equal opportunities policy which is effectively implemented will help you to:

  • make the best possible use of your existing and potential workforce;
  • avoid unlawful or unfair discrimination;
  • improve employment practices;
  • attract, develop and retain the good quality staff who are essential in todayís competitive environment.

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Your Equal Opportunities Policy

Suggested structure for your equal opportunities policy.

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An Outline for an Equal Opportunities Policy

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Developing Your Policy - The Planning Group

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Developing Your Policy - Codes of Practice and Guidelines

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