Equity is the fair treatment, access to opportunity and advancement for all people whilst also trying to remove the barriers preventing full participation by some groups. This will involve increasing justice and fairness with procedures and processes and the distribution of resources. Understanding the root causes of disparity between individuals and groups will help tackle equity issues.
Diversity includes all the ways in which people differ, encompassing different characteristics making an individual or group different from another. We embrace the wider definition of diversity that includes, age, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, education, marital status, language and physical appearance. Our definition also includes diversity of thought, ideas perspectives and values. Many individuals will have multiple identities.
Inclusion is the act of creating environments in which any individual or group can be and feel welcomed, respected, supported and valued fully; a climate that embraces differences and offers respect in words and actions. We note that an inclusive group may be diverse, a diverse group is not always inclusive. Recognising implicit bias will help us to be conscious when addressing issues of inclusivity.
You can download MyHub’s Equity Diversity and Inclusion policy here.
You can download the Future Talent Recruitment Flyer here.