Supporting a Diverse Workforce

The construction industry should be open to skilled workers from all backgrounds.

Sites should have a culture of acceptance and inclusion, with all workers  shown fair treatment and respect.

The importance of equality and diversity should be acknowledged by all on site and management should seek to take measures to support all those on site to achieve these values. Every effort should be made to rid the workplace of any discriminative attitudes.

It is vital that a good understanding is held of the various diversities within the workforce, in order to effectively support individual needs, as per the example below:

  • The Gender Trust local focus group representative and Community Engagement managers visited the site to appraise them of transgender and intersex issues;
  • Both parties raised awareness within their parent companies in the joint venture, with a view to promote joint workshops.

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Monitor Report, Farrans Sisk Joint Venture, Ireland, October 2014

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