1. Champion good practice on religious inclusion
The positive effects of being sensitive to cultural and religious needs of job applicants and employees include:
- enhancing the organisation’s reputation as an inclusive employer;
- enabling employees of different religious identities to feel respected and that they belong, which has a positive impact on morale, motivation and retention; and
- creating a diverse workforce that brings different perspectives, knowledge and insights to the business, which benefits employers operating in multi-cultural, multi-faith global communities and markets.
The key to success is keeping the lines of communication open and treating each case on an individual basis when handling religion in the workplace.