Business benefits of diversity

Focus on Diversity: The 18th Annual Diversity Awards 

For the 18th year in a row, the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust is once again proud to celebrate the fantastic organisations across New Zealand who are leading the way in workplace diversity. We congratulate all of the winners and entrants on their achievements and applaud the continued efforts of all those organisations who strive to develop an inclusive and empowering workplace where employees feel valued and appreciated.

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#HeForShe Toolkit

In January 2015, the UN Women's HeForShe Campaign launched the ‘Impact 10x10x10’ pilot programme, a framework which aims to create impact during the campaign’s implementation phase within 3 key sectors, notably within the corporate world.

The 'Impact' Corporate Framework Action Kit outlines ways in which corporations can take actions that demonstrably advance and empower women.




Why is diversity a business issue?

Nothing stays the same in the people business. Meeting the needs of diverse customers through innovative product development and great customer service all depend on making the most of our diverse workforce ...


The Business Case for Diversity with Inclusion 

Workforce Diversity Network Report 

The most important corporate resource over the next 20 years will be talent: smart, sophisticated business people who are technologically literate, globally astute, and operationally agile. As the demand for talented employees increases, the old school prejudices that have historically plagued the male dominated workplace must fall away to make room for a modern, diverse, and skilled workforce. 

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What are some examples of Diversity Initiatives?

Diversity Awards Initiatives Summary

How can employers develop an environment that encourages diversity and equality? Start by comparing your current initiatives to that of our 2014 Diversity Award Entrants: 

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What are the business benefits?

Improved recruitment

EEO/diversity practices can help ensure workplaces effectively tap into the diverse talent pool, hiring and engaging people with the skills and commitment they need to meet customer needs …


How can employers capitalise on diversity?

Toolkits and assistance

Go to Diversity toolkits for a range of tools and resources developed to help employers capitalise on New Zealand's diverse workforce. Our library can suggest resources that may be useful for specific diversity issues.

Case studies

More than 100 case studies tell the stories of employers who are taking innovative approaches to accessing the skills, creativity and intelligence of their diverse workforces.

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