Remember when Martin Lurther King delivered the speech “I have a dream” to end racism in the United States, or when Oprah Winfrey used her voice at Golden Globe to send a powerful message with the purpose of influencing changes for women’s rights?
Today, on the 1st of March, we stand for the World Zero Discrimination Day. This annual United Nations program promotes and increases awareness of global efforts to eliminate discrimination based on, among other things, sex, age, health condition, occupation, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, class, ethnicity, and religion.
As such, in the working world, while employees are constantly looking for non-discriminatory workplaces, employers, at the same time, are increasingly recognizing the value and benefits of diverse and inclusive workers. Recently, leaders and HR professionals have actively developed strategies to establish an open, welcoming and inclusive workplace in order to not only adhere to the law but also to attract a significant large number of ethical global talents.
However, as bold as these promises about greater diversity constantly being seen, 61% of US workers have witnessed experienced some types of discrimination at work, while this number is 55% for UK workers, according to surveys made by Glassdoor. This reveals the sad truth that the majority of enterprises are sure to talk the talk, but not many are willing to step up when it comes to taking real action.
Ranting how much you care about an equitable and diversified workforce or putting up posts to claim that you remember these important world days won’t do any good. The one and only solution is to stop these surface fixes in favour of a more holistic approach. As a corporation, here is what EMPAUA has done from early beginnings in order to sustain and ensure an inclusive and non-discriminatory working environment for its employees throughout times:
But you may also wonder, what can you do as individual to make some noise in this day and show that you are not tolerant for any kinds of discrimination either? Check out this article to learn more about how to achieve that.
Nowadays we are constantly facing numerous ongoing world crises: energy crisis, cost of living crisis, climate change, war,..., which makes it harder to prioritize your mental health than ever before. If you are struggling, check out some tips from the Mental Ambassadors at EMPAUA on how to take care of your mental health during times of uncertainty.
Burnout is not a new topic. According to a Deloitte survey, 77% of respondents said they experience burnout in their current job. The recent Tiktok trend of “Quiet Quitting” is gaining momentum as it is believed to be an effective way to battle workplace burnout, but is this the best solution?
Let's celebrate World Humanitarian Day, a global celebration of people who help people in need, whenever and wherever, without asking for anything in return. Being a socially responsible company, EMPAUA often encourages employees to do humanitarian work, and we create opportunities for them to do so in the least hassle way.
April 7th is World Health Day. Every year, it raises attention to a different health issue that people all over the world are concerned about. For 2022, the WHO put their focus on #EarthHealth - Our planet, our health.
Today we celebrate the International Women’s Day and the simplest thing you can do to be a part of the change is to educate yourself about the history and true purpose of it. Read the blog below to understand more about the origin of #internationalwomensday and why is this day important to us.
On the 1st of March, we stand for the World Zero Discrimination Day. This annual United Nations program promotes and increases awareness of global efforts to eliminate discrimination based on, among other things, sex, age, health condition, occupation, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, class, ethnicity, and religion.