Equal opportunities policy
The success of Leadership Excel® depends upon our people. Capitalising on what is unique about individuals and drawing on their different perspectives and experience adds value to our business. Leadership Excel® aims to recruit and develop clients and create an environment which is sensitive to and maximises individual differences, where everyone has a fair chance to succeed.
To achieve this I have policies and procedures to create and maintain transparency.
I do not employ staff, however, Leadership Excel® works with a number of associates and supplies including printers, paper suppliers, Career Professional Development (CPD) suppliers, IT suppliers and such like. No supplier is treated less favourably on the grounds of their disability, race, colour, religion or belief, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender re-assignment, pregnancy, age, marital or civil partner status, employment status (including the fact that they may be a part-time or fixed term worker) or membership or non membership of a trade union.
Leadership Excel® shall at all times strive to work within legislative requirements as well as promoting best practice.
We recognise that all workers have a right to work in an environment in which the dignity of all is respected and which is free from harassment and bullying. It is committed to preventing and eliminating intimidation in any form.
In order to promote and maintain equality of opportunity and to eliminate discrimination, Leadership Excel®nensures that:
- All stakeholders are treated fairly and with respect.
- All individuals have the right to work in an environment free from discrimination. Harassment, victimisation and bullying or any other form of unwanted behaviour will not be tolerated.
- No one is disadvantaged by conditions, requirements or practices which cannot be shown to be justifiable.
- All decisions relating to recruitment, selection, development and promotion are made according to an individual’s ability and based on merit.
- All employees have an equal chance to contribute and achieve their potential.
- Information and training will be provided as necessary to potential workers to make sure that discrimination, harassment, victimisation and bullying are avoided and the provisions of this policy are complied with.
- This policy aims to ensure that if inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour does occur, it will be dealt with in a serious, sensitive and confidential manner, so that the matter can be resolved as quickly as possible for all concerned.
Harassment and Bullying
Harassment: Harassment is a form of discrimination which can be defined as conduct which is unreasonable, unwelcome and offensive, or which creates an intimidating, hostile or humiliating working environment. Whether the action was intended to cause offence or not, if the worker subjected to the behaviour finds it unacceptable and he or she feels damaged or harmed by it, this potentially constitutes harassment.
Bullying: Bullying means persistent or repeated unwarranted criticism, threats, abusive or insulting words, behaviour or written signs, either in public or private, which humiliate and affect the dignity of the individual. Bullying is identified by the effect on the worker.
The following are examples of bullying:
- Verbal abuse
- Excluding or isolating individual’s
- Psychological harassment
- Assigning individual’s meaningless tasks unrelated to their job
- Giving individual’s impossible assignments
- Deliberately withholding information that is vital for effective work performance This list is not exhaustive.
Leadership Excel® is committed to ensuring that this policy is effective and that all stakeholders are informed of this policy. We reserve the right to change or amend this policy from time to time.