Equality and Diversity
3rd Jun 2016
So what are these terms ‘equality’ and ‘diversity’, and what do they really mean? Well, in the UK, ‘equality’ is about promoting and fostering everybody’s right to be different, about being free from discrimination, being valued as an individual, and having choice and dignity with a right to your own beliefs and values.
‘Diversity’ is a word that means ‘varied and different’. Diversity therefore, is about more than equality. It’s about creating a culture which values individual differences and variety for the benefit of society, individuals and organisations.
Pearl Linguistics really knows what it means to be diverse, and that is reflected in our people who come in all different shapes, sizes, colours, genders, sexual orientation and from all walks of life.
All of our people are treated as individuals without being stereotyped.
So we’ve all heard the words ‘equal opportunities’ being used in reference to the workforce. But what does it really mean to ensure that all employees are treated equally and have the same access to promotion and progression within an organisation?
At Pearl Linguistics, we believe that everyone should be open to all the same opportunities and the chance to grow and develop within the company. Booking Coordinators have the opportunity to become future Account Managers. Recruitment Consultants can become Heads of Department, and this is because everyone is equal and offered the same opportunities to evolve within the business.
We understand, appreciate and value all staff members’ different skill sets and abilities, and we utilise their differences for the best personal and organisational results, as we believe that this is what’s best for business.
Pearl Linguistics manages equality and diversity by offering fair, courteous and equal opportunities to all individuals, and by fully embracing the principle that people should be treated with fairness. Finally, we aim to create and foster a working environment where people of all backgrounds and levels of experience feel valued and appreciated.
Written by Michael Lee (Creative and Business Development Manager at Pearl Linguistics Ltd)