A New Focus – Policing Business
In a new European economic environment where finances are tight and countries scramble to increase efficiencies in their public sectors, diversity issues are often seen as ‘optional extras’, which can be scaled back or ignored in light of ‘hard’ business requirements.
It is notable however that major players in the business community continue to invest and support the diversity agenda within their own professions. They see the business value of supporting minority groups within both their employee and client areas. Ernst and Young, Citibank and IBM are all companies that have recently been making considerable efforts to support LGBT staff initiatives in Ireland in 2011.
The promotion of a respectful work environment, and the development of new skills make business sense. Good policing practice being the central focus of the planned 2012 conference.