Equality and Diversity – good practice for the Construction Sector
The work was commissioned by the EHRC on behalf of the Construction Leadership Diversity Forum.
This research follows their earlier work on race in the construction industry, which examined why there is an under-representation of non-white ethnic minority workers in the construction industry and what could be done to address that imbalance.
This latest report sets out the benefits of having a diverse workforce in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability and age. In summary, it says that tackling these gaps in its workforce will help the industry to address its skills shortage by employing people from the widest possible pool of talent. A better understanding of good equality and diversity practice will also help the industry to avoid the high costs such as high turnover of staff, reputational risk and employment tribunals.