21 May 2018

Creating inclusive cultures for you, your workforce and clients

Creating inclusive cultures involves making proportionate adjustments for you, your colleagues and clients so everyone's needs are served; Flexible Working, Equality and Diversity Policies and the Fair Access to Work rules (rC110-rC113 BSB Handbook) support these aims.

As well as considering everyone's diverse needs on a regular basis, we are inviting you to reflect on the occurrence of Ramadan commencing on the 6 June to 5 July 2016. 

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims are likely be fasting during daylight. As this could impact on sleep patterns, some individuals may be more tired and have varying degrees of concentration. Additionally, Muslims may be more observant of prayers during the working day and may request flexible working patterns.

If possible, adjustments should be made. We appreciate it may not always be viable to accommodate requests, but being proactive in discussions with relevant people about potential adjustments in advance will enable more understanding, improved workforce planning and better customer service.

For more information please see:

Specific ACAS guidance on workplace considerations during Ramadan.

ACAS guidance Religion and Belief and the Workplace.