Approaches to Diversity & Inclusion

"In our Q1 2018 trends survey we had asked businesses about their organisational policies and approach to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. In our latest survey, we asked these questions again, two years later. Overall, we see an increase in businesses responding with active policies, at 65% in 2020, up from 57% in 2018. From 2018 to 2020, the greatest increase in policy provision has been to facilitate working from home, employee assistance programmes and health and wellbeing programmes for employees. While challenges remain, it is positive to report the increased focus on this area in businesses, and the increase in activity, policies and supports which are key to ensuring diverse and inclusive workplaces.Paula Cogan, President, Cork Chamber