En las Empresas, Igualdad es Eficiencia (in Enterprises, Equality means Efficiency)

Project information

Index: 0264R1
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Employment, human capital and education
Location ESPAÑA ESTE Regional coverage Illes Balears Start/End date of the practice
Start: april 2008

Topic of the practice

funding for enterprises to develop equality plans technical assistance to generate it diagnosis in the enterprise related to equal treatment and equal opportunities Implementation of equality plans on the labour sector

Good Practice Information

Design the register of enterprises with less tan 250 workers with an equality and conciliation plan// Inform and advice equality plans and the advantages of being registered in the suitable register to technical staff and trade union representatives//
Elaborate methodology and tools to carry out the equality plan’s diagnostic, implementation, evaluation and the follow up. To train women in business management//mentors to entrepreneur women// coordination of public and private resources existing in the Balearic Islands addressed to the promotion of the female self-employment//creation of a group of female mentors for new entrepreneur women Workers of the Balearic Islands

In enterprises with less than 250 worker, equality plans have been implemented voluntarily. In enterprises with more than 250 workers, equality plans are compulsory by law. Postgraduate study with the University of the Balearic Islands to acquire the theorical and practical knowledge to elaborate and start equality policies, especially in enterprises. Seminars and conferences on the Law 3/2007. 22nd March for effective equality between men and women, addressed to lawyers and professionals of this field. Seminar on "Equality law in enterprises: equality plans". Through the different training actions, the awareness in the labor sector on treatment and opportunity equality between women and men have been promoted. Awareness and information: to make aware enterprises on labor equality

Evidence of success

- A number of equality plans have been created voluntarily in enterprises of the Balearic Islands, thanks to the funding possibilities of the GD CSR of the regional ministry of Labor and training of the Balearic Islands. After the success of the first call in 2008, a new call has been launched in 2009 for enterprises with more than 10 workers and less than 250, that voluntarily want to generate and implement equality plans in their enterprises
- Improvement in using neutral language and elaboration of good practices
- Staff selection processes which respect the equality between men and women principle (it is the way in which people with the same possibilities, aptitudes and qualification can develop their work without taking into account their sex, age, race, religion, etc.)
- Better knowledge and application of the rights of conciliation of personal, familiar and professional life.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Maribel Piqueras

Govern de les Illes Balears - General Directorate of CSR of the Regional Ministry of Labour and Training



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