Are Your Ways Of Working Diverse, Equitable And Inclusive?
In the current economic and global landscape, prioritising the mental health and wellbeing of all your employees has never been more important. We know that the cost-of-living crisis will disproportionately impact women, and Black, Asian, Mixed Race, and other ethnically diverse people, and that with creating individualised ways of working comes the risk of creating a two-tiered system. This factsheet highlights the inequalities relating to wellbeing at work as identified in the Business in the Community (BITC) YouGov 2022 survey, as well as how BITC can help you to achieve an inclusive culture of wellbeing and ensure all your employees are enabled to THRIVE.
How Business in the Community can help you tackle these inequalities
1. Revolutionise your ways of working
- Our Wellbeing Advisory offer includes a new Your Job Can Be Good For You workshop, which explores tips, techniques, and best practices to enable the co-creation of ways of working that support wellbeing.
- Join the BITC Advisory Peer Learning Forums to learn best practice from business to inform your wellbeing strategy through active participation and discussion.
To find out more, download the BITC Your Job Can Be Good For You report.
2. Transform the way you think about combining paid work and care
- Ensure your policies and wider approach reflect the depth, breadth, and variety of caring responsibilities which your employees will be managing at any one time.
- Champion equitable access to care for all genders in your policies.
- Foster a culture that supports men to care. Ensure men are better empowered to combine paid work with caring responsibilities.
To find our more, download the BITC Who Cares? report.
3. Make race equality a priority
- Sign the BITC Race at Work Charter and commit to the seven calls to action to ensure that ethnic minority employees are represented at all levels.
- The Charter provides a framework for employers to take practical steps to ensure their workplaces are tackling barriers that ethnic minority people face in the workplace.
To find out more, visit the BITC Race at Work Charter webpage.
4. Support employees with the cost-of-living crisis
- Pay the Real Living Wage to employees and contractors.
- Ensure employees have the option to work flexibly.
- Target support towards your lower-income and vulnerable employees using workforce data and employee engagement.
To find out more, download the BITC Cost-of-Living Action Plan.
Business in the Community’s Cost-of-Living Hub
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