Date: 
Wednesday 17 September 2014

The Australian Human Rights Commission has launched a free online tool to help businesses enhance productivity through a culturally diverse workplace.

Based on international best practice, the Workplace Cultural Diversity Tool is a ‘how to’ guide to workplace cultural diversity.

 

Why should we focus on cultural diversity?

Australia is becoming more culturally diverse. But how can Australian organisations manage the opportunities and challenges this diversity brings? Research shows that organisations benefit from cultural diversity, including through greater employee commitment and team performance, larger market share and better customer and client satisfaction.

 

How will this tool help my organisation?

The tool:

  • Offers practical steps to effectively manage a culturally diverse workforce
  • Lets organisations assess themselves against 30 measures of competence
  • Provides a starting point for those considering a focus on cultural diversity
  • Helps those committed to cultural diversity move towards best practice.

Try the free tool here to receive your confidential report tailored to your workplace: http://culturaldiversity.humanrights.gov.au/