100 DIVERSITY PRACTITIONERS IDENTIFIED
(29 September 2003)
House of Marlow UK, a leading authority on HR diversity practice,
has launched the UK's 100 BEST DIVERSITY PRACTITIONERS league table.
South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service leads the way, with only
ONE commercial organisation (BT plc) in the top 10. Currently
based on entry and success in the annual BRITISH DIVERSITY AWARDS,
the new list is designed to emphasise the importance of effective
diversity management, to encourage good practice by identifying
role models and also to publicly recognise the commitment and achievement
of many quiet, unsung heroes.
introduction of the BEST 100 PRACTITIONERS diversity monitor is
timed to coincide with the forthcoming 9th annual diversity awards
in London, particularly to give diversity priority on the work agenda
and to raise the awareness of organisations in how they can improve
diversity management and genuine equity in their work environment.
This list will eventually merge with that of the validated DP100
Index© members at a later time to effect a more comprehensive
TOP 100. Members of that TOP 100 list would have to be validated
and their scores revealed to the public. All other best practitioners
would be part of the Diversity Network©, listed on the Website
and promoted to the TOP 100 according to their practice scores.
Revealing their scores would not be mandatory until they reach the
TOP 100. Members of this validated list will also be termed "LEADING"
10 of the BEST 100 DIVERSITY PRACTITIONERS
South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service
* Central Liverpool PCT
* Inland Revenue
* The BBC
* Royal Navy
* Cabinet Office
* Birmingham City Council
* BT plc
* HBOS (formerly Halifax)
* BHB Primary Health Care Trust
SIHERA, founder of the British Diversity Awards and author of "Managing
the Diversity Maze" welcomed the new list adding: "Such
a list is long overdue because too many organisations call themselves
'equal opportunity' or 'diversity' employers, often with little
or no substance to the claim - lip service on a massive scale. Now
members of under-represented groups like minorities and women can
have a clear idea as to the establishments which would welcome them
and are genuinely seeking greater inclusivity. At least, it gives
both the organisation, customers and potential recruits a head start
in the right direction. ALL organisations mentioned should feel
nominees will be eligible for the prestigious Diversity Champion
Practitioner's award, after a submitted Statement, at the 2003 BRITISH
DIVERSITY AWARDS on October 31st. The only national awards of their
kind in the world, the event has been a catalyst for significant
employment change throughout the UK.
full BEST 100 PRACTITIONERS list is on www.anserhouse.co.uk.