17 September 2019

Creating inclusive cultures for you, your workforce and clients

Creating inclusive cultures involves making proportionate adjustments for you, your colleagues and clients so everyone's needs are served; Flexible Working, Equality and Diversity Policies and the Fair Access to Work rules (rC110-rC113 BSB Handbook) support these aims.

As well as considering everyone's diverse needs on a regular basis, we are inviting you to reflect on the occurrence of various religious and cultural holidays over the next couple of months. This includes Yom Kippur, Eid, Diwali and many others. If possible adjustments should be made although we appreciate it may not always be viable to accommodate requests; but being proactive in discussions with relevant people about potential adjustments in advance will enable: more understanding, improved workforce planning and better customer service.

For more information please see:

Specific ACAS guidance on workplace considerations during religious and cultural holidays.

ACAS guidance Religion and Belief and the Workplace