Why You Should Add An Equal Opportunities Statement
An equal opportunities statement communicates your company's commitment to diversity and inclusion. While equal opportunities statements aren't required by law, adding one to your job posting shows that your company values people from all backgrounds.
As the company, you have control over what your equal opportunities statement says. There is no specific legal language required. That being said, you should aim to have one equal opportunities statement for each individual job posting.
Why You Should Include an Equal Opportunities Statement
Adding an equal opportunity statement to your job ad tells prospective candidates that your company pledges to not discriminate against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, or disability.
Candidates want to know that their prospective employer will treat their application fairly based on their qualifications and experience. Candidates also want to know that their prospective employer will be welcoming and accepting of their background. That's why you should include an equal opportunities statement in your listing.
Examples of Equal Opportunities Statements
There are many different ways you can include an equal opportunities statement in your job listing. Here are the examples of equal opportunities statements that our software recognizes:
- Equal opportunity
- Equal employment opportunity
- Value diversity
- Diversity and inclusion
- Diversity & inclusion
- Affirmative action
- Employment equity
- Do not discriminate in employment
Add these statements to your job postings to make it clear that your company supports and wants to work with people from diverse backgrounds.