Broker launches e-diversity scheme

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. City insurance broker Markel has introduced an e-learning system to raisediversity aware-ness among its workers. The learning package will help to educate staff on legal issues in theworkplace, following the recent spate of high-profile employment tribunal casesin the City. The programme is designed to promote a liberal and progressive workingenvironment and inform employees on issues such as harassment, bullying anddiscrimination. Markel’s training and recruitment specialist Ella Gosling admitted theindustry had poor levels of diversity and said the scheme would increaseawareness across the company. “We developed it to raise awareness of the rights and responsibilitiesthat staff have at work. Hopefully, after the training, everybody in the workforcewill be more aware,” she said. The e-learning package is on the company intranet, so staff do not have toset time aside to attend a classroom course. “Underwriters are often out of the office, so this was a far moreconvenient way to deliver the training,” she said. The modular programme, developed by Marshall ACM, also covers equalopportunities and equal pay. In the scheme’s first month, 10 per cent ofemployees have been trained. The course is the first in a series of learning programmes. E-based trainingon stress management and time management will be launched later this year. Comments are closed. Broker launches e-diversity schemeOn 15 Oct 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more