From the Blog
Oct 04, 2018
Most companies believe they have a culture of flexibility, but what does that mean? We know it’s best for all when a company creates a culture where employees can do their best work. This means a culture where employees bring their ‘whole-selves’ to work. But it also means understanding what we need to do to create ‘employee friendly’ working arrangements. A workplace is a living environment. We all have different stages in our life, lives change, circumstances change, and we need to adapt to those changes. The challenge is knowing what we mean in our organisation when we say we support ‘work-life balance’, we have “flexible working arrangements”, we are a ‘family-friendly workplace”, we support …
Diversity Charter Ireland is a network of 21 national diversity charters across the EU. We support each other and share information about the latest developments in equality and diversity in the workplace.
You are welcome to join us, all you need to do is read the text of the charter , discuss it with your team, and email us to find out the next signing date.
There are 54 signatories in Diversity Charter Ireland. We estimate that our companies cover over 130,000 employees in Ireland. Thus far we have run three annual Irish National Diversity Days, with a range of diversity activities in enterprises and held ten networking meetings, some involving master class inputs. Signatories, as a community of Diversity and Inclusion practitioners, are uniquely placed to build best practice in managing diversity, preventing discrimination and promoting equality in the workplace.
If you are interested contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We are actively involved in the EU Diversity Charter Platform, a project funded by the EU Commission through which over five and half thousand companies and public institutions have signed diversity charters in twenty-one countries across Europe. Diversity Charters in teh EU are unique in structure and approach. We are business led partnerships of employers that seek to improve the diversity and inclusion competency of all stakeholders. The following link shows the other members states where we have diversity charters.
Diversity Charter Ireland were delighted that the EU Commission DG-Justice and the Department of Justice and Equality in Ireland partnered with us to deliver the 7th international diversity conference in Dublin Castle.