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The Power of Difference

How to Build a Diverse Workforce to Drive Business Results

Use this practical guide from a leading voice in diversity and inclusion to understand how to hire for and combine difference in employees to build the diverse team that the organization needs to succeed.
EAN: 9781398601543
Edition: 1
Format: 234x156
256 pages

About the book

In the top 300 jobs in the FTSE 100 there are more men called John, David and Andrew than there are women and people from black and Asian backgrounds. Are men with these names really all the 'best person' for the job or are they all a little bit the same?

Hiring managers and recruiters are looking for candidates in the same pool but this won't create success. It is the difference in the candidates that drives the best business results. The Power of Difference shows HR professionals and managers how to assess business goals and identify what combination of difference in the workforce will deliver these results. There is expert guidance on how to build diversity into the overall talent strategy , how to measure diversity and inclusion accurately (and it's not by counting the number of women or people from a BAME background), how to design and describe job roles to attract the people the organization needs and how to combine this difference to build a top performing team.

Packed full of advice from a leading voice in this area, The Power of Difference explains how to focus on the diversity dividend not just the diversity deficit. Full of examples of what building a diverse workforce means in practice, this book also explains why inclusion is not about being nice to people, it's about employees being heard. Supported by case studies from Costa Coffee, Marks and Spencer, GCHQ and Centrica as well as practical takeaways at the end of each chapter, this is the book that every HR professional needs to improve business performance by building a truly diverse workforce.

About the authors

Simon Fanshawe, OBE is a co-founder of Stonewall, the largest LGBT rights organization in Europe. Based in Brighton, UK he is a frequent speaker, writer and broadcaster on diversity and equality issues as well as a board member at POWERful women and We Thrive. He advises both public and private sector companies on inclusion and is the Chair of the Board of Directors at Hexagon Housing Association and the recipient of a Perrier Award.