The Race Equality Guide for Hiring is the first in a series of resources we are developing to support workplaces in Ireland become more equitable. Over the past thirty years, Irish society has become much more diverse, and while 15% of the workforce in Ireland is made up of non-nationals, there are still many issues around race equality in the labour market. There is a need for employers to examine the approach they are taking to enhancing race equality and to take action now in terms of removing the systemic bias that may exist in processes, practices and attitudes in the workplace.
The guide has been crafted and informed by lived experiences of people in the workplace in Ireland. Our approach has been informed by best practice and supported by insights from the participants of our Race Equality Forum with guidance from specialist organisations, academic experts and employers. Our hope is that employers find it easy to follow and can begin to implement changes today. The content is intended to be practical and actionable and practitioners can download all in one go below or read and digest it online.