As a provider of HR compliance training, we’ve noticed a huge increase in the number of training sessions for our Equality and Diversity course… and over the last couple of years in particular. It’s great to know that so many workplaces are actively training their staff and raising awareness of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in workplaces. So, how DOES training raise awareness of and improve EDI in the workplace?
Training raises awareness by addressing everyday workplace issues surrounding Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. Many people may not be aware of the unfair treatment or discrimination that their colleagues are facing, or perhaps someone is suffering in silence and doesn’t know how to address the issue. The solution is simple - by staff simply taking a high-quality training course, the common issues that many people face at work are highlighted and learners are advised on how to address these issues. High-quality training helps all employees to see the true value of an inclusive workplace and how to create one.
Training gives everyone a solid understanding of what good practice is and HOW to implement it. It suggests what improvements can be made at your place of work and how these improvements will benefit your organisation financially, and well as improving everyone’s commitment, loyalty, productivity, mental health, and their understanding of your customers' and clients’ needs.
Training also helps employers with making sure that no one behaves unlawfully at work. If an organisation ever DOES have to defend its position regarding a discrimination or harassment claim, they will have to show that they took all reasonably practicable steps to prevent any wrongdoing - and one of these steps is ensuring that all employees have undergone training.
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Training
Our CPD Accredited Equality, Diversity and Inclusion training course helps employees to understand:
- The aims of the Equality Act and what characteristics it protects by law
- What types of behaviour are classified as “prohibited conduct”
- The personal and organisational benefits of a diverse and inclusive workplace
- How to approach and handle sensitive subjects at work, and
- What simple steps can be taken to treat people fairly and respectfully
Our course has also been updated to include information on the facets of Gender Identity, Allyship and actively supporting the BAME community, and the importance of Equity - as well as Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. Staff can complete this course in just 60 minutes!
We also offer a number of other training courses related to EDI, including our Menopause Awareness Training.
Get started with your free no-obligation trial today on our website, or if you're an existing client, speak to your Account Manager today about adding this course to your training suite.