Supporting Employees Around Religion & Beliefs: Training & Development

Training & development can play a key role in educating staff on religion and beliefs, and in doing so make your games business and fantastic and inclusive place for people to work. Here are some ideas to get things started…


One approach to offering diversity and inclusion training could be to work with experts in the field of religious beliefs and inclusion. These experts can provide guidance on best practices and help design a training programme that is tailored to the needs of your workplace. Training could cover topics such as unconscious bias, stereotype threat, and strategies for promoting inclusion.

Another important aspect is ensuring that all employees are aware of their responsibilities and obligations under the law. This could involve providing information on the Equality Act 2010 and other relevant legislation, and ensuring that all employees understand the implications of discrimination based on religious beliefs.

In addition to formal training, it is also important to create a workplace culture that values and promotes diversity and inclusion.

This could involve initiatives such as celebrating religious holidays, promoting interfaith dialogue, and providing opportunities for employees to learn about different religious beliefs and cultures.

Employers can also create employee resource groups or employee networks that allow employees to connect with others who share similar religious beliefs, and provide support and guidance.

Employers may also consider offering flexible working arrangements to accommodate religious observance. For example, allowing employees to adjust their working hours or take time off for religious holidays can help create a more inclusive workplace. Additionally, providing access to prayer or meditation rooms can be a valuable resource for employees who wish to practise their religious beliefs during the workday.

Finally, it is important to measure the success of your diversity and inclusion training and initiatives. This can be done through employee surveys or focus groups, which can provide valuable feedback on the impact of training and the effectiveness of diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Based on this feedback, employers can make changes and improvements to their diversity and inclusion efforts to ensure they are meeting the needs of all employees, regardless of their religious beliefs.

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