Written By: Bryon Cole
At The Happy Bride Guide, we believe that diversity enriches our performance, service delivery, the communities where we live and work, and the lives of our employees. As our workforce evolves to reflect the growing diversity of our communities and the national marketplace, our efforts to understand, value, and incorporate differences become increasingly important.
We believe in investing for the long term to achieve the mission of improving and encouraging our employees to realise and achieve their full potential. We’re able to do great things in part because our incredible team is a diverse one. The Happy Bride Guide wishes to ensure we have a team that’s made up of talented, passionate people from all over the country, from all different backgrounds and cultures. We acknowledge the unique contribution that all employees and business partners can bring in terms of their culture, ethnicity, race, gender, nationality, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, education, experiences, opinions and beliefs.
At The Happy Bride Guide we believe diversity in the workplace inspires our employees to perform to their highest ability. It enables them to learn from others with different work styles and whose attitudes about work varies from their own. Therefore we always encourage our employees to express their ideas and opinions, as we believe that communicating varying points of view provides a larger pool of ideas and experiences allowing us to grow as a business.
We work hard at The Happy Bride Guide to think inclusively, value differences, and provide the necessary tools to give each employee a chance to do his or her best work. This approach has resulted in a wealth of fresh ideas and creative problem solving as we focus on the companies that we serve, the business processes and practices we use, the innovative services we develop, and our growing workforce.
From day one we have implemented diversity policies into every aspect of The Happy Bride Guide’s function and purpose.Attitudes towards diversity originate from the top and filter down so our managers try to incorporate diversity policies into the day to day running of the business wherever possible. We feel the success of The Happy Bride Guide is down to our ability to be able to manage diversity in the workplace effectively and the personal commitment of our director, manager and employees is a must to create a culture conducive to that success.
One of the unique things about The Happy Bride Guide is that we aim to provide a wide range of products and services tailored to suit the individual needs of a variety of different cultures, communities and budgets. We stand out from the crowd because we encourage diversity and take pride that our wedding directory provides individual excellence to all communities.
We have collected the best and most exclusive suppliers all in one directory making their services readily available for anyone to access, whether it be through our online directory or printed publication, which is distributed free of charge UK wide throughout wedding fairs, hotels, retailers and an ever growing list of stockists throughout the country. With 1000’s of suppliers all in one place, from contemporary to traditional, African or Asian, Jewish or Christian, The Happy Bride Guide directory can satisfy all wedding ideas from all cultures or religions.
In order to be able to offer such a diverse range of products, to be able to understand the various aspects unique to each culture or faith, it is vital to understand the importance of diversity within The Happy Bride Guide. To acknowledge its strengths, what it can bring to the business and reflect that from our recruitment through to our best practices and resulting in a happy team operating at its full capacity. Each team member is confident, comfortable and aware that diversity both within and without, are part of our core beliefs and strategy.