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This Practice Note considers:•what cultural awareness is and why it is important in the workplace•why cultural diversity in the workplace is...
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25th Sep
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Why are we collecting diversity data?We collect data on the diversity of our workforce for several reasons:•it is good practice to monitor the...
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26th Sep
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D&I objectiveActivitiesResponsibilityDelivery date[insert details of your D&I objective, eg:][Develop a more diverse workforce and promote an...
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26th Sep
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Our diversity and inclusion (D&I) statement articulates our commitment to a diverse workforce and environment that respects individuals and their...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note provides information about why there is a growing focus on diversity and inclusion (D&I) in law firms, the impact D&I can have on a...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note provides information about why retaining diverse talent in a law firm matters, highlights common reasons why people leave jobs and...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note provides information for law firms about unconscious bias, including what it is, how it can impact diversity and inclusion (D&I)...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note provides information for firms about what diverse talent is, different ways to attract diverse talent, the importance of employer...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note provides guidance for law firms about diversity data collection and possible internal and external measures that can be monitored...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note provides a high-level introduction to diversity and inclusion (D&I) and key reasons why it is important to law firms. Specific...
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26th Sep
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This questionnaire should be completed by managers and partners to help identify unconscious bias and raise self-awareness. It is for personal use...
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26th Sep
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D&I objectives for the firmKey performance indicator (KPI)Who is responsible for this objectivePerformance against target[Insert D&I objective, eg All...
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Key informationName of firmName of role holderReports toRole type[full-time/part-time/contractor][If a contractor role, length of contract]Primary...
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This Precedent can be used by a firm to benchmark its data across a number of different possible D&I measures and monitor progress over a particular...
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