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How to create an inclusive workplace for religion

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.

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