Equality is the thought that people should all be treated fairly while diversity is about understanding that there are both individual and group differences and so people should be treated differently to fit their needs.
It is important to have both within the workplace as it gives the company a lot of benefits. one benefit is that it helps the businesses reputation, Diversity in the workplace is important for employees because the great reputation it helps to create leads to increased profitability and opportunities for workers.
Another benefit is that your staff will have more positive work relationships . Positive working relationships leads to staff being more productive and focused on their work. It’ll also make work a nicer place to be in general so staff will feel comfortable being there.
It also important to have diversity and equality as it reduces the risk of legal action being taken against your company for things such as unfair dismissal and discrimination. The last thing any business wants is to be paying out thousands for something that could have been avoided.
Why not take a look at our Equality & Diversity online courses to further develop your understanding.