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Hill Dickinson is set to roll out firm-wide diversity awareness training next year with an online pilot kicking off next month (December).
The online training will be delivered to all members of staff and the firm is currently seeking further approval for additional classroom training aimed at a more senior level.
Hill Dickinson’s human resources manager Karen Fraser described the training as a ‘natural move’, and said: “I think it’s fair to say that everyone is taking diversity seriously, but many are carrying out the tick-box exercise and we wanted to embrace it more into our culture.
“Our clients also treat diversity as a priority and we wanted to reflect their requirements and to help achieve our objective to be an employer of choice. We wish to attract and retain good staff, irrespective of their gender, ethnicity etc, so need policies and a culture that allows that to happen - that was our main push,” she added.
The Liverpool-based firm signed up to the Law Society Diversity and Inclusion Charter this year and since had its proposals for a three-year diversity awareness plan approved by the management board.
The firm previously implemented certain changes in recruitment and opened up advertising to attract minority groups. But Fraser explained it wanted to expand the training by tailoring it to individuals.