Ibec's resources support employers to assess the level of diversity within their organisations so they can use that baseline as a benchmark and as a starting point to develop their diversity strategy. Other useful tools include a guide for employees new to Ireland which provides information and advice to welcome them and assist in their integration to the organisation and to Ireland.
Update - Voluntary Code of Conduct for Recruitment and Executive Search Firms
26/10/2017 - In June 2016 Ibec and the 30% Club launched a Voluntary Code of Conduct for Recruitment and Executive Search Firms who are involved in senior level recruitment. This initiative is another tool to help organisations achieve gender balance in decision-making roles and hire the right candidate for the job, male or female, from 100% of the talent pool.
Transitioning in the workplace
20/03/2017 - The workplace can be a challenging place for an individual who is transitioning and there are a number of information resources available to employers to enable them to support their transgender employees in the workplace during that process.
Gender Equality in Decision-Making
27/09/2016 - The GEM project aims to address the question of how women and men can be more equally represented in senior management positions. The project saw the development of a ‘Best Practice Guide to Accelerate Progress towards Gender Balance in Key Decision-Making Positions’ for employers and a blended learning training programme for both third level and executive education programmes.
Voluntary Code of Conduct for Recruitment & Executive Search Firms
08/06/2016 - Ibec and the 30% Club launched a Voluntary Code of Conduct for Recruitment and Executive Search Firms in Ireland who are involved in senior level recruitment - 26 organisations have signed up to the code.
Supports for employers employing people with disabilities
26/02/2016 - Details of the finanancial and non financial supports available to employers employing people with disabilities. These include: - the Workplace Equipment/Adaptation Grant; - the Personal Reader Grant; - the Job Interview Interpreter Grant; - the Employee Retention Grant; - the Wage subsidy scheme; - Disability awareness training support scheme.
Disability information service
09/02/2016 - The Employers helpline and disability information service is a 3 year pilot project funded by the Irish government as part of the comprehensive employment strategy for people with disabilities
Mental health and stigma reduction
12/06/2015 - See Change, the National Stigma Reduction Partnership have launched an annual Green Ribbon Campaign, to promote open discussion of mental health during the month of May. Ibec as one of the See Change partners is keen to promote this initiative and help get people talking about their mental health.
Bereavement - Grief at work
01/09/2014 - In March 2014 the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) launched a resource pack aimed at helping managers and workers to support their colleagues affected by bereavement in the workplace. Grief is something which all employees experience and which will inevitably, also impact on their colleagues in some way.
Mental Health & Wellbeing: A Line Manager's Guide
05/10/2012 - Mental health and wellbeing: A line manager’s guide, a new resource for employers to promote mental wellbeing in the workplace. Produced in collaboration with See Change, the mental health national stigma reduction partnership, the guide is directed at line managers who are key to promoting a culture that is positive towards mental health and supporting individuals with mental health problems in the workplace.
Diversity Awareness Workshop
05/03/2012 - Individuals with different experiences and attitudes bring varied perspectives and ideas to an organisation and collectively can create superior organisational outcomes. This range of experiences and approaches can be integrated into the company strategy to meet the needs of employees and customers alike. To harness workforce diversity it is important that members are aware of diversity and the challenges and opportunities that this offers to our teams. This workshop is a template for employers to use and is aimed at building awareness of the topic, an appreciation of difference as a positive attribute and addressing many of the areas where bias can emerge.
04/03/2009 - This guide outlines key areas to be considered when creating a diversity strategy in an organisation.
Cultural diversity in business
03/03/2009 - This guide outlines ways in which employers can highlight the positive aspects of cultural diversity as well as meeting their legal obligations in terms of equality.
Diversity tools - Moving to Ireland to Work
03/03/2009 - This guide acts as a "welcome" guide to living and working in Ireland and can be given to new employees joining your organisation from outside Ireland.
Diversity and equality -the impact on business
10/07/2008 - This report reviews the international evidence on the relationship between workplace initiatives on equality and diversity and organisational performance.