Equality & Diversity in the Northern Ireland Workplace

Top employment lawyers advise it is good practice to provide all staff with diversity and inclusion training on or shortly after starting employment. The Legal-Island diversity and inclusion online training is tailored specifically to provide comprehensive compliance training to suit these requirements.

Why is Diversity & Inclusion training important?

Put simply, diversity and inclusion training can boost business performance by 80% (as reported by Deloitte in 2012), reduces the likelihood of harassment issues at work and strengthens an employer’s defence in Industrial Tribunal cases.

 

 

To obtain free trial access to review the diversity & inclusion online module on behalf of your organisation or discuss your requirements further, please contact Debbie on 028 9446 3888 or debbie@legal-island.com 

Who needs Diversity & Inclusion training?

Advice from top employment lawyers is that diversity and inclusion training is completed on day one of employment and then updated regularly by all employees to ensure everyone is aware of their roles and responsibilities in keeping the workplace harassment free.

With this in mind, Legal-Island have developed a unique three year diversity and inclusion training plan designed specifically for employees in Northern Ireland.  This training plan, developed using real life cases from Industrial Tribunals, includes three training courses and three assessments across a three year period ensuring your staff are kept fully updated with new equality legislation. 

What does the Diversity & Inclusion online training cover?

Developed specifically for the Northern Ireland market by a team of equality experts and lawyers based in Northern Ireland, the Legal-Island diversity and inclusion online compliance training covers:

  • Unconscious Bias
  • Stereotyping
  • Harassment
  • Diversity at work
  • Dignity at work
  • Types of Discrimination

How long does Diversity & Inclusion training take?

40-50 minutes including assessment

Why use eLearning to train employees in Diversity & Inclusion?

Time
Diversity & Inclusion eLearning delivers compliance training faster than classroom-based methods. Today’s workforce want bite sized information delivered at a time that suits them. eLearning training is interactive and available at any time.  Employees are not stuck with a fixed schedule. Their training is delivered on their schedule, at their own pace

Ease of administration
Legal-Island take the stress out of administration.  We can provide all members of staff with access details and regular emails can be sent to those who have not yet completed.

Record
Using eLearning and a Learning Management System will reduce the length of time spent on record keeping. A designated staff member can access a secure LMS to check who has completed the training, passed their assessment and download a record for audit purposes.

Budget
Companies incur significant costs when delivering face to face compliance training. Typically, money is spent on a trainer, training facilities, time spent out of the office, catering, mileage, training materials etc. eLearning eliminates these costs and can significantly stretch a training budget and reduce your organisations carbon footprint.

Content
Diversity & InclusioneLearning training provides standardised, consistent content every time to an entire company. Every person can be reached with the same content, regardless of his or her location. This makes eLearning the most reliable for communicating key issues and increasing employee awareness of unconscious bias, harassment and the protected characteristics of discrimination

An end of course assessment is included to ensure your workforce have understood key components of the training including: The protected characteristics of discrimination, unconscious bias, types of harassment including sexual harassment and stereotyping.

Here’s what your peers say about our Diversity & Inclusion training. 

“A really valuable piece of training and the whole process was handled brilliantly.”  
Judith Mc Conville, Co Ownership Housing

“The Equality and Diversity E-Learning module is an excellent learning resource, it presents complex information in an accessible and interesting way that is appealing to all audiences and levels of learning. We have had excellent feedback on the module right across the organisation from all departments; it has really made an impact.”
Sorcha Eastwood, Human Resources, Interface

"The Legal-Island Equality & Diversity elearning module is fantastic - truly a modern, professional platform for high quality learning. The content is in-depth, relevant and up-to-date but also constructed in a way which is simple to digest, provokes thinking and enables accurate learning. Also, the user summary report is excellent for understanding exactly how much knowledge your organisation's workforce has in the area of equality and diversity at work - a real breath of fresh air for corporate training!"
Gail Smith, Training Manager, Schrader (Sensata Technologies)

How do I see what Diversity & Inclusion training Legal-Island offer?

To obtain free trial access to review the diversity & inclusion online module on behalf of your organisation or discuss your requirements further, please contact Debbie on 028 9446 3888 or debbie@legal-island.com