Advancing Equality in Employment
University Executive Board has designated 2013-14 as a year of Advancing Equality in Employment recognising that the University’s global aspirations are not matched by the diversity of its current workforce in terms of the ethnic profile of its staff or the representation of women at senior levels.
The purpose of the designation of 2013-14 as the year of 'Advancing Equality in Employment' is to signal a step change in the University’s approach to equality and diversity, acknowledging that there is a longer term programme required to achieve a more balanced workforce.
The objectives for the project are:
To signal that Birmingham is serious about employment equality
To boost the degree to which equality is consistently embedded in management practice
To review and refresh the policy framework where appropriate, and address any outdated areas of discretion in terms of good practice
To maximise talent in the University
There are several proposed key initiatives that will be launched this year and a programme of activities that will explore and showcase the University's research in related topic areas.
The equality in employment theme will also link with and enhance the profile of other annual/planned events in the equality and diversity calendar for example:
The programme of activities for 2013-14 is designed to draw together, to complement and to enhance existing activities that are happening all over the University.
We welcome input from all members of the University community so if you have any comments, ideas or opinions that you would like to share then please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the AEiE Project Coordinator Kulvinder Hira.