Computacenter, Europe's leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services, has used the 2010 Equality Act as a springboard to tap into the talents of all its employees. With a workforce spread across multiple sites, the organisation recognised the benefits of training over five hundred managers to a consistent standard in Equality & Diversity.
The training, developed by Righttrack Consultancy and championed at board level, is part of Computacenter’s continuing drive to maintain and strengthen its leading position in the highly competitive IT market.
Barry Hoffman, Computacenter’s HR Director comments: “We need managers that are equipped with the skills and knowledge to tackle whatever comes at them effectively and with confidence against a background of constant change. We have a diverse workforce and from time to time we need to take stock; be mindful of how others think and feel, and sometimes realise that what is normal and everyday to us, isn’t always normal and everyday to everyone else.”
Using the 2010 Equality Act and corporate responsibility as drivers for change, Computacenter seized the opportunity to equip managers to lead a diverse population of employees. The training allowed managers to engage in serious discussion on the impacts, risks and benefits surrounding diversity issues and to understand the barriers and enablers to include and bring out the best in all employees within the organisation.
Computacenter anticipates the benefits of the training will include recruiting and retaining talent from all sections of society, as well as equipping managers to tackle issues surrounding inappropriate behaviour.
Righttrack was chosen as training supplier because of its recognised expertise in Equality & Diversity along with its ability to manage the delivery to a large number of managers across multiple sites.
Righttrack Consultancy was formed in 1988, and has its head office in Redditch, Worcestershire. Righttrack is a leading learning and development consultancy that designs and delivers innovative and engaging training solutions to organisations all over the world. Righttrack provides bespoke training solutions in areas such as sales, customer service, management & leadership and equality & diversity.
Righttrack is completely passionate about people development - creating and implementing development programmes that addresses learners’ needs and aiding the transfer of learning is what Righttrack does best. Training can be bespoke to the exact requirements of the client or selected from Righttrack's extensive portfolio of existing programmes.
Righttrack clients are in the private and public sector, in the UK and abroad. They span from SMEs to global businesses and include BP Pensions, Community Housing Group, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, English National Ballet, Gucci, Gulf Bank, Henley College, IKEA, Make-a-Wish Foundation and Mercedes Benz.
For details on Righttrack's equality and diversity training programmes visit http://www.righttrackconsultancy.co.uk/training/equality-div...
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