A provider of business training for individuals and companies throughout the North West. They offer a wide range of short courses on a number of subjects including IT, electrical training and health and safety and provide apprenticeship and work based learning programmes.
Following an OFSTED Inspection, the client was issued with an improvement recommendation requiring them to address equality and diversity within the organisation, both in the external provision of their services and internally in relation to their employees.
Solutions for HR conducted a detailed equality and diversity audit to assess current practice in relation to equality of opportunity.
The audit identified certain operational practices that were potentially discriminatory. Solutions for HR provided practical recommendations and ongoing support to eliminate these.
An implementation timescale was agreed for all recommendations and the client was also referred to a partner organisation to carry out a full physical disability discrimination audit.
We then developed an equality and diversity policy and a bullying and harassment policy to outline the organisations commitment to equality of opportunity and the elimination of unfair discrimination. This, along with practical operational guidance, was communicated in a series of briefing sessions.