Muslims in the Workplace: What you should know

Introduction

Muslims now make up around 2 million of the UK's population, and have entered the workplace at many levels. Unfortunately, myths and stereotypes abound and co-workers often do not get the chance to ask the questions they want. Sometimes there is a fear of causing unintentional offence, betraying an ignorance of the faith, or appearing to be culturally insensitive. This can negatively impact relationships in the work environment.


How would I or my organisation benefit from attending this course?

This course aims to give you an overview of the key issues you need to be aware of when working with Muslim colleagues, and / or providing a service to Muslim customers or clients. A detailed look at specific work-related issues will be covered, including how to cultivate a culturally sensitive and diverse workplace.

Research has clearly shown that making provisions to accommodate the diverse needs of staff leads to greater staff morale, productivity and enhanced staff retention rates. This can lead to significant cost savings in the areas of recruitment and training, as well as help reduce grievances, tribunals and long-term sick absences. Information provided on this course should allow you to formulate policy and enact decisions in compliance with relevant legislative requirements: e.g. Equality Impact Assessments (EQIA) requirements as part of the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 and The Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003. Through prior consultation, we are able to tailor our courses to meet specific needs you may have.


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