Would you like to get involved and start your company’s diversity and inclusion journey today? We have been asked to share the below with our network.
Joining is simple, its free and its for all sized Irish Food and Drink companies just click on the link below to register with us. We carry out Masterclasses throughout the year for all members to assist and guide them in their business and would welcome you at our next virtual online one where we will be looking at how SMEs have managed through the covid-19 crisis and giving some helpful takeaways for all our members.
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The Agri-Food Diversity & Inclusion Forum is a collaborative initiative with industry, led by Bord Bia and Aon, in partnership with The 30% Club. Our task is to drive awareness and support the Irish food and drink industry on its diversity and inclusion journey; so that our sector is best positioned to compete and attract the best talent at all levels across our sector.
Effectively we are driving the business case for diversity and inclusion in the food and drink industry. The basic hypothesis is that a mix of experience, thought, background, capability and outlooks at all levels of an organisation drives better business results (and this fact is supported by a myriad of research). The current priority is to develop a framework to promote diversity and inclusion in the Irish Food, Agribusiness and Drinks sector, with an initial focus on gender balance. Our objective is to secure the future success of the Irish food and drink sector. This can be done, in part through recognition that attracting the best talent depends on making current and future workers feel they are valued and that their contribution is recognised. As the agri-food sector competes with other sectors for the right people with relevant skillsets, it is clear that realising the ambitious growth projections for our sector is dependent on our success in this. We aim to equip food and drink companies with the knowledge and know-how to implement diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace to attract and retain the best talent for our industry.