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Supporting Employees Affected by Cancer

Published 3 June 2016 | Written by Michelle Rouse
CategoriesCounselling services Posters

Every year, almost 120,000 people of working age are diagnosed with cancer in the UK – a figure set to rise with survival rates improving and people retiring later. Consequently cancer has become a long-term condition, and therefore is rapidly becoming a more regular area for HR and line managers to manage in the workplace. Cancer and its treatments affect…


Bullying in the workplace: ACAS

Published 3 February 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBullying Consultation Harassment Open door policy

It is vitally important to provide a supportive and caring work environment, where all employees feel respected and fairly treated. A platform to enable staff to voice their concerns and problems should be available, to ensure employees individual needs are supported. Any workforce equality, diversity and inclusion policy statements should reference discrimination, harassment and bullying to show that these issues are not…


Language Differences: Ensuring all Members of Staff are Respected and Valued

Published 29 September 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCultural needs Inclusion Language differences Language Differences Minority groups Reward

Constructors should devise methods that best ensure all members of the workforce are included and valued. Below is an example of how this was achieved: As part of the Stepping Up fortnight, a multi-cultural event was held, this involved forming teams of operatives, each featuring the broadest possible cultural diversity, to answer site related questions set in a variety of…


RIBA Role Models Project

Published 16 June 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCareers advice Diversity Equality

RIBA have launched the Role Models  project as part of its ongoing commitment to promote diversity and inclusion and inspire a wide talent pool in the construction industry. The project is a new online publication, which celebrates the diversity of British architects through the stories of 12 individuals who explain how they have been able to forge careers within the…


Providing welfare, training and equal opportunities

Published 6 May 2015 | Written by James Doubleday
CategoriesAshtrays Cleaning regime Cultural needs Discreet areas Drying Equality Multi-use room Reward Secure storage Separate facilities Showers Smoking and vaping Toilets Training Vaping

The Buttsgrove Way site demonstrated good practice towards the workforce in a number of ways including providing high standards of welfare facilities, training opportunities and raising health and wellbeing awareness. Examples of how a supportive and caring working environment was provided include: As part of the induction process, the site manager explained the equal opportunity and diversity polices that were…


Spotlight on… language follow-up article

Published 1 December 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCampaigns Harassment Inappropriate language

In October 2014, the Scheme’s campaign focused on the inappropriate, offensive and foul language sometimes used in the construction industry and how it could cause offence to both those working on site and anyone passing-by. It has been found that in 2014, over 500 construction professionals, revealed that sexist, racist, and homophobic language is not simply still a problem on sites…


Supporting a Diverse Workforce

Published 25 November 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion Minority groups

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…


Stonewall LGBT Diversity Champions Programme

Published 24 November 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion Minority groups Scheme training and champion

All members of the workforce should feel included and respected, no matter their age, gender, race, religion or sexual preference. Sites have visited the Stonewall charity for education in positive recruitment, engagement and retention of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers within the industry, with plans for Stonewall representatives to visit the site to wider workforce information and education….


CITB’s Be Fair Framework

Published 5 November 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAge Consultation Diversity Equality Inclusion Minority groups Recognition

A key requirement of the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice is to provide a workplace where everyone is respected, treated fairly, encouraged, supported and made to feel valued as an employee. All members of the workforce must be treated fairly and without discrimination. An ‘inclusion’ policy should demonstrate commitment to equality, diversity and respect amongst the workforce. Many companies are turning to CITB’s…


Awareness of Stress, Depression and Bullying

Published 28 October 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBullying Charities/organisations Harassment Inappropriate language Mental health Stress

Equality and diversity policies should include references to discrimination, harassment and bullying. Awareness of these issues should also be raised during site induction, toolbox talks and posters displayed in offices, canteen or rest areas. Training and toolbox talks are effective in helping people understand how using inappropriate and offensive language can impact others and cause distress. To tackle these issues,…