‘We don’t shout about it’ – IKEA ‘humbly believe, as one of the best in Ireland jobs

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    The latest company to have received recognition for promoting diversity in the workplace in addition to providing employees with a number of enviable advantages may be surprising for some, but the company has embraced this culture for many years.
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The latest company to have received recognition for promoting diversity in the workplace in addition to providing employees with a number of enviable advantages may be surprising for some, but the company has embraced this culture for many years.

IKEA is one of the latest signatories of the diversity Charter Ireland, and the law “a powerful statement” home furnishing retailer’s commitment to the culture they cultivated over the last few years, according to IKEA Dublin personnel Manager not aoife McCarthy.

“We are very proud that we did it. This reflects our commitment to ensure that we maintain a culture that is characterized by respect and appreciation for diversity of all celebrating people coming to work and completely themselves,” she told the Independent.t. E.

IKEA joins the 53 signatories in Ireland, which, together with national charters in 20 EU countries, has committed itself, with support from the European Commission of the Charter of diversity.

Companies involved in the seven-point plan, dedicated to raising awareness and exchange of best practices on benefits of diversity and integration in the workplace.

But the signing of the Charter in store for Ireland, the sales Manager, IKEA Ireland, Claudia Marshall, is not just an exercise tick-box for the company.

“We celebrated IDAHOT (international day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia) and we flew the rainbow flag, and it was a message about what we stood for diversity. The next day, staff share their stories about how IKEA supports their journey,” said Ms. McCarthy.

“A young man was only with us for about six months, and he described how the initial process of adaptation and support from my Manager actually helped him to be himself. It really sped up the process feel comfortable enough to come out.

“What we are talking about our culture is true. We can’t shout about it all the time, we just focused on life, which from day to day. We are modestly confident”.

More than 20 countries are represented among the staff of the IKEA store in Ballymun and Carrickmines order and place of collection, conditions of work were co-authors are recognized for their diverse talents and be encouraged to embrace your uniqueness.

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IKEA celebrated the other global events, including the human rights day and international women’s day, proud of himself on gender equality.

Of the 700 employees in the Republic of Ireland, 53pc women, while 65pc of those in leadership positions at IKEA Ireland-women.

The numbers are mapped with a global strategy 50/50 with the seller, is also committed to achieving gender equality in all positions, equal opportunities and equal pay until the year 2020.

“We also think about the women who were on maternity leave and return to work. When these people come back, we give the advantage to 12 weeks fully paid, but they should work only 50pcs in the wings,” said Ms. McCarthy.

“Coming out of that bubble with your new baby can be so difficult, so our advantage is not understand how tough it can be. It takes time to adjust to your new normal.”

Additional benefits for parents working at IKEA on my day off when their child begins to attend school, and two weeks paid for fathers ” to encourage special time with their new children.”

But all employees – from entrepreneurs to tattooists – are put through training in unconscious bias in their orientation, identify barriers to integration and ways of solving these problems.

In addition to this diversity-driven work environment, they can benefit from programmes of training and development, corporate power and awarded gift cards for special events and Christmas gifts, as Kindle and Nutribullets. IKEA offers stability.

“We only offer permanent contracts, very often in the market that employees will not receive. We are very responsible to our employees they are our greatest asset and we can not run our business without them.”

IKEA Ireland preparing for their 10-year celebration and many employees are still working for the retailer joined in before the store even opened.

Currently the company is hiring, jobs in sales, IKEA food, visual Merchandiser, interior designer and logistics.

“We are looking for a positive attitude, and, obviously, the Key competence, with a good awareness of diversity. We are also looking for potential at the first opportunity, so we can develop that for cross-functional career opportunities”.

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