We are hosting a series of equality-focused webinars in partnership with the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS).
Each webinar will examine particular themes across our equality work and will include speakers from ACAS, local government and experts in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion.
During each session we will:
- explore how employers can understand and support the different needs of their staff
- explore the legal framework supporting equality and diversity
- share practical tips on what works to help staff remain included and productive at work while balancing the needs of the organisation.
Managing a multi-generational workforce
Wednesday 17 November, 10.30am – 12.00pm
With more generations in the workforce than ever before, our workplace values and working styles are changing. We look at how to understand and manage a multigenerational workforce, to challenge our stereotypes and engage our staff and help us to adapt to the future workplace.
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Disability: shifting the focus to ability and accessibility
Thursday 9 December 2021 10.30 am – 12.00 pm
Around 8 million people of working age in the UK have a disability yet only half of these people are employed. We look at how to create an inclusive workplace by busting some myths about employing people with disabilities and exploring workplace cultures and practices that think differently about disabilities, both physical and mental, visible and invisible.
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Managing carers in the workplace, 20 July 2021
View the Managing Carers in the Workplace speakers’ slides
1 in 7 workers in the UK is a carer, but many struggle to balance their work and caring responsibilities, often resulting in stress, sickness absence or leaving work. This webinar will look at how councils can be ‘carer friendly employers’, retaining carers in the workforce by supporting their wellbeing and productivity.
Building more gender equal workplaces, 17 September 2021
View the Building More Gender Equal Workplaces speakers’ slides.
Sex discrimination in the workplace has been unlawful for more than 40 years but gender inequality is still an issue. Our webinar will look at what works to have gender inclusive and bias-free workplaces and what we can do to address the main drivers of gender inequality.
Taking Action on Race Equality at Work, 12 October 2021
Race discrimination legislation was introduced over 50 years ago yet only 4 per cent of senior positions are held by black and ethnic minority people in local government, despite them making up 14 per cent of our working population. Our webinar explores why racial equality is important for employers and what steps to take to improve racial diversity and inclusion.