Training & Education: Diversify and conquer
Research has proved that high-flyers rate a potential employer's track record on diversity issues when it comes to deciding which contract to sign. For employers, the pay-off of addressing the full range of diversity issues, from ethnic background to flexible working, is a competitive advantage in business. Nic Sale reports
In the midst of a highly competitive, client-oriented working environment, the legal profession remains sluggish in response to today’s wide-ranging diversity issues. All too frequently, firms are caught off-guard by complaints and harassment issues, and are failing to recognise the competitive advantage that a sound diversity strategy can bring. Why is it that many legal firms are failing to address diversity issues? What can they do to improve diversity training throughout the company?
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