Equality & Diversity

Equality & Diversity

Trends Business Research - Equality & Diversity Policy

Trends Business Research Limited (TBR) is committed to promoting diversity and equality of opportunity of employment by promoting a work environment which is free from discrimination in the areas of gender, marital status, family status, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age or political beliefs or affiliations.

All employment decisions will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. Implied in all TBR contracts of employment is a commitment to equal pay for like work. TBR fully endorses a working environment free from discrimination, harassment and sexual harassment.

TBR will strive for recruitment, employment, training and promotion practices and policies that are free from barriers, both systematic and deliberate, that directly or indirectly discriminate against people. This includes those with disabilities, members of racial minorities, women and all other protected groups.

TBR conduct monitoring of gender, disability, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation and religion/belief of job applicants through completion of a confidential (non-compulsory) equal opportunities questionnaire.

TBR will seek to promote diversity in its workforce by recognizing the particular contributions to the achievement of TBR’s mission that can be made by individuals with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Training, experience and promotional opportunities are open to all employees of TBR. All decisions made will be based on employees’ existing skills, knowledge and attitude required to perform the job effectively and efficiently, to the standards required by the company both now and for the future.

All employees with similar job descriptions, or performing similar functions/roles within this company will be treated equally with regard to all aspects of their terms of employment, i.e. working conditions, selection for short term working, transfers, procedures for disciplinary measures and termination of employment.

TBR’s equal opportunities policy is duplicated in the staff handbook which forms part of the standard Terms and Conditions of employment and is distributed on appointment. Induction training includes review of the equal opportunities policy and reporting structure.

TBR’s Managing Director is ultimately responsible for ensuring the continued diversity and equality of opportunity, ensuring annual review of the policy and ensuring that changes to legislation are incorporated into the company’s equal opportunities policy.

Dated: May 2nd 2012