28 March 2011
Expert calls on all management figures to recognise need for workplace diversity
All levels of management within organisations need to recognise the importance of diversity within a company's workforce in order to curb sex discrimination in the UK's employment sector.
That is the opinion of Maggie Berry, managing director at Women in Technology, who said that a greater level of understanding with regard to the advantages of a varied staff makeup needs to permeate across all managerial positions.
Ms Berry explained that if this was the case, a higher number of employment and promotion options would become available for females as there would be "more awareness about the benefits of diverse teams, changes to legislation and more flexible working".
"The chief executive officer may be really bought into the idea but this attitude needs to filter down to middle management too," she added.
This comes after InterExec revealed recently (March 18th 2011) that 65 per cent of senior executive head-hunters do not believe that companies should aim to double the female representation on their boards, as Lord Davies' report recommended.
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Posted by Richard Saunders