It takes time, effort and energy to complete award applications. You might need to speak to different departments to get all the relevant information, you might need to get a sign off from managers before submitting an entry, so perhaps when you get an email or see an alert on another awards event you file it into the ‘nice-to-do but not essential’ pile of work.
Here’s why we think that Scotland’s Diversity Awards are different and that, regardless of your business, your company size, if you are in the third sector or the public or the private, or if you are an individual then you should be applying today.
Diversity in our economy and our workplaces seriously matters.
Workplaces that are not inclusive and that don’t embrace diversity will be outperformed by those who do.
Organisations who take diversity and inclusion seriously, who recognise that there is a long road ahead but who are on the journey, and who recognise that diversity of talent and thought are crucial to their ongoing success have the opportunity to shine at Scotland’s Diversity Awards.
Now in its third year, we are inviting entries from individuals and from organisations who are standing up to be counted as we continue to drive forward on the diversity and inclusion journey.
We have recognised companies large and small, charities, campaigns, and inspiring individuals in the first two years of these awards. We want to build on this and grow our network of Scotland’s Diversity Champions.
We know you are out there. We see the great work being done to close the gender pay gap, to break down barriers to inclusive recruitment, to overcome outdated perceptions, and to stamp out dated practices.
It’s time for you to get the recognition that your organisation deserves and we can truly build momentum towards the creation of an inclusive and diverse economy and society.
Now is the time to enter Scotland’s Diversity Awards. It’s not a nice to do – it’s essential.