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Time for the next phase of workplace diversity, says ENEI patron David Blunkett

David Blunkett MP and Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (ENEI) patron has said: “Diversity is an important issue for both organisations and a cohesive functioning society.”

Addressing delegates at the ENEI annual conference on Wednesday, he said: "We must be prepared for the next stage of social and cultural change.

"Tomorrow's working world will provide new challenges, so it is vital to equip employers and employees with the tools to cope with them and encourage them to think differently."

This was echoed by psychologists Pete Jones and Tinu Cornish who, on behalf of enei, are conducting a study into unconscious bias, the theory that there is a tendency for people to recruit and work best with workers who bear similarities to themselves or to others in their company and this is done, for the most part, involuntarily.

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March 16, 2012

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