In October, Empower hosted a workshop for employers from across Balbriggan at the Bracken Court Hotel, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin to participate in a new diversity and inclusion project. The meeting was held as part of the ‘Our Balbriggan’ Inclusive Employer Initiative and provided an opportunity for employers to share their perspectives and experiences in relation to diversity in the workplace.
The ‘Our Balbriggan’ Inclusive Employer Initiative is a joint initiative by Empower, Balbriggan Chamber of Commerce, Fingal County Council and DCU’s Centre of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion; and is part of the ‘Our Balbriggan Rejuvenation Plan’.
The feedback from the discussion, along with insights from community groups will support the design of the Inclusive Employer Initiative, so that it best meets the needs and concerns of individuals from marginalised groups, employers and the community as a whole.
The Inclusive Employer Initiative will support employers in their diversity and inclusion efforts; give a voice to the diverse communities living in the Balbriggan area; link employment services and community groups with employers; and ensure the local workforce is reflective of the local community.