Working closely with the HR team, the diversity and inclusion manager will ensure that diversity agendas are successfully implemented and in line with businesses objectives. Understanding external trends and having the ability to transfer these to your company to improve your brand and diversity the workforce is key.
What does a diversity and inclusion manager do?
The diversity and inclusion manager is responsible for recognizing, creating and implementing plans to promote diversity within an organization. A significant part of the role is promoting and developing training initiatives to enhance employee understanding on inclusions issues.
Diversity and inclusion managers act as HR regulators for diversity issues and are tasked with ensuring the organization follows appropriate legislation and employment law regulations around bias and inclusion.
Your responsibilities as the diversity and inclusion manager will include:
- Researching and advising on diversity and inclusion issues and creating programs, training and values
- Organizing the disability services and corresponding affected areas
- Supporting and guiding the recruitment team to help create a brand that appeals to diverse applicants and removes bias
- Identifying external trends and recognizing best practice which will increase diversity among the workforce
- Maintaining relationships with diversity related businesses, with the intention of working together and improving your company brand
- Preparing and building relationships among colleagues through diversity and inclusion training
- Reviewing the organizations workplace, policies and procedures, ensuring that these are all inclusive
Diversity and inclusion manager skills and competencies:
This particular role requires an understanding and awareness of diversity and inclusion issues and best practice. As the diversity and inclusion manager you must be dedicated to the continual progression diversity and inclusion policies.
It is vital that you are personable and good at communicating with and influencing people. You will be expected to be qualified to degree level in HR or business management, social science or any other associated fields.