Understanding & Using Positive Action in Recruitment & Promotion

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Elaine Banton, Barrister, 7 Bedford Row
  • Helen Maxwell, Positive Action Lead, Humberside Police and South Yorkshire Police Recruiting
  • Julie Dennis, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, ACAS
  • Wayne Roe, Diversity, Inclusion, Cohesion & Equality Team Commander, West Midlands Fire Service
  • Gamiel Yafai, Managing Director, Diversity Marketplace
  • Dr Nasser Siabi, Chief Executive, Microlink PC
  • Bertille Calinaud, Senior Inclusion and Diversity Consultant, Inclusive Employers
  • Jagtar Singh OBE, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant (Event Chair)


Legislated for in the 2010 Equality Act, positive action is still not well understood. Used properly, it can help employers develop a more representative workforce, help an organisation understand its customers better and potentially help public bodies meet their equality duties.

Join us on 20 July to be briefed on the dos and don'ts of positive action and how it can be used in recruitment and promotion processes.

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • The benefits of using positive action to help create a more representative workforce
  • When it can/cannot be used
  • Tie break situations at different stages of the recruitment process
  • Treating disabled people more favourably
  • Demonstrating why you need to use it
  • Having an evidence base & avoiding perceptions of bias
  • Positive action in practice & real life examples of its use

The event will be divided in to sessions entitled:

  • Positive Action & Employment Law
  • Having an evidence base & avoiding perceptions of bias
  • Positive action in practice when recruiting externally
  • Positive action in practice when promoting internally
  • Positive Action Workshop with Inclusive Employers

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the expert panel throughout.

Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from anyone with an interest in positive action, including: employers; HR officers; diversity & inclusion/equality officers; trade unions & representative groups.

For registration enquiries please contact: Customer.Services@westminster-briefing.com |
0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: oliver.johnson@dodsgroup.com

Thursday 20th July 2017

11.00am - 3.45pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each
Not for Profit | £150 each
Above prices exclude VAT

Background Quote

"518.This section permits an employer to take a protected characteristic into consideration when deciding whom to recruit or promote, where people having the protected characteristic are at a disadvantage or are under-represented. This can be done only where the candidates are as qualified as each other."

- Equality Act 2010 Explanatory Notes | Sect 159: Positive action: recruitment & promotion

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