Equality and Diversity Consultants. McKenzie work with organisations to provide Equality and Diversity consultancy, training advice and support. We have previously worked with hundreds of UK organisations in this area.
Formed in 1996, in 2023, we are now celebrating our twenty seventh year of providing expert support, guidance, consultancy, training and expertise to our partner organisations in the areas of Diversity, Equality, Inclusion and Dignity at Work.
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We have a long and established history of supporting many leading UK organisations - both private, public, large, small and not for profit to develop successful Equality, Diversity and Inclusion related initiatives, projects, developments and training.
McKenzie provide business to business support in the areas of Equality and Diversity and work with our partner organisations to provide bespoke, in house development and support to meet your exact requirements. (Click the green text to contact us )
Previous McKenzie customers (note this is just a small selection) include: The Disclosure and Barring Service, Crossrail, The BBC, Ofgem, The Law Society, The National Audit Office, The Institute for Chartered Accountants, Capita, Thales, Nissan UK, Scottish Water, Citizens Advice, The Home Office, Benenden Hosital, Olympia London, The National Fire Chief's Council, The Royal College of Midwives, The Money Advice Service, British Engines, The NHS, The Department of Health, The General Medical Council, Level 3 Communications, Red Letter Days, GirlGuiding UK, The Architects Registration Board, The Marine Management Organisation, Pork Farms, London and Southbank University, Mountview Academy and a large number of local authorities and social housing providers.
We also provide a range of Equality and Diversity training and development options including virtual and digital learning. For further information, please see our portfolio of diversity training courses and expert consultancy options. Note that these are only examples of the work and training we provide.
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We can work with you to develop all aspects of Diversity, Equality, Dignity at Work and Inclusion. This will of course, depend on your current organisational needs.
Typically, we work with our partner organisations to:
Undertake an external review and gap analysis.
Provide external advice and consultancy in respect of developing, implementing and measuring a strategic approach – including the development of a robust business case and metrics
Provide expertise, advice and best practice approaches to equality data collection, analysis and reporting
Advise on the effective completion of Equality Analysis or Equality Impact Assessments including the supply of template documentation, guidance notes and interactive training
Perform external reviews and investigations of bullying and harassment
Work with procurement teams to develop strategic and measurable approaches to Equality and Diversity within tendering, procurement and commissioning
Provide digital footprint and web site accessibility advice and support
Develop training and coaching in respect of cross cultural awareness and global working
Provide specific training and support to managers exploring how to manage diverse teams and promote dignity in the workplace
McKenzie employ a small team of organisational professionals who specialise in different aspects of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. We only employ passionate, enthusiatic subject matter experts to work with you to develop pragmatic and lasting solutions.
Many of our partner organisations return to us time and time again for ongoing support and advice. We are happy to place you in contact with some of our partner organisations so they can discuss their experience of working with us. (Click the green text to contact us )
Some of our most popular options chosen by our partner organisations in 2022/2023 include:
In recent years, there appears to have been a surge in anti-bullying policies, internal advisors and bullying surveys in organisations. Yet the overall prevalence of perceived bullying and harassment remains at an all-time high in UK. A recent policy discussion paper published by acas (www.acas.org.uk) indicates that the problem of bullying and ill treatment is ever growing in Britain.
McKenzie has worked with a large number of organisations in this area. Whilst of course, all organisations are different, our experience indicates that problems relating to dignity at work can often be related to:
Staff objecting to what is legitimate performance management action
Old fashioned, aggressive or autocratic management styles
Demands of an organisation - including change and restructuring
Harassment from the public e.g. from customers
Inappropriate workplace behaviour, language or actions from all levels of employees
McKenzie can work with you to develop robust initiatives to reduce both the perception and incidence of bullying and harassment. This includes the design of bespoke, interactive and engaging training designed to address all of the above points.
We also provide confidential one to one Dignity at Work coaching which can be especially useful where an issue relates to a specific individual in your organisation. Please contact us to find out more about how we could work with you in this area.