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Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Monday 22-03-2021 - 12:47
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Huddersfield Students’ Union has a strategic commitment to be a diverse, inclusive and innovative organisation, in order to make student life better by creating personal connections, inclusive communities and meaningful change. With students and staff from countries all around the world, we are actively committed to creating a fair and just society but we can only do so by taking the steps internally to create change.  

That is why over the past year we have been; reviewing our workplace policies to ensure they are as inclusive as possible, started a working group to ensure our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible, offering our staff more learning and development opportunities around EDI topics than ever before and scrutinised the organisation through inclusion-based quality standards to develop actions to become a more inclusive workplace. 

We are proud to say that Huddersfield Students’ Union is a Disability Confident Committed organisation, is a signatory member of the Kirklees Diversity = Innovation Network and has achieved the Inclusive Employers Bronze Status. 

We look forward to continually pushing equality, diversity and inclusion within Huddersfield Students’ Union and our members. 

What is the Disability Confident Scheme? 

The Disability Confident Scheme supports employers like you to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to your workplace. Disability Confident organisations play a leading role in changing attitudes for the better. They’re changing behaviour and cultures in their own businesses, networks and communities, and reaping the benefits of inclusive recruitment practices. The scheme helps employers recruit and retain great people, and: draw from the widest possible pool of talent; secure high quality staff who are skilled, loyal and hard-working; improve employee morale and commitment by demonstrating that you treat all employees fairly. 

See the confirmation letter here.

 

What is the Inclusive Employers Standard?  

The Inclusive Employers Standard aims to support organisations to assess progress with their inclusion journey and award those meeting the Inclusive Employers Standard with accreditation. It is an evidence-based, objective, accreditation tool for assessing and promoting inclusion in the workplace developed and run by Inclusive Employers. The process is via online submission of narrative and evidence against 35 questions arranged over Inclusive Employers’ 6 pillars of inclusion, Engage, Equip, Empower, Embed, Evaluate and Evolve. 

See the confirmation letter here.  

 

What is the Kirklees Diversity = Innovation Network? 

Every Network Member signed up to the charter shares a commitment to meeting set standards in respect of equality, diversity and belonging. We have all chosen to work together with others in the network in the belief that we all share this commitment.  

See the Charter here. 

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