The working environment dictates employees’ productivity. For instance, a hostile working environment lowers workers’ morale, whereas a conducive working environment increases workers’ productivity. In that case, employers must embrace and respect workers from different religions to enhance business productivity. Moreover, it’s a legal requirement for religious equality in the workplace. The following are ways employers may make employers of all faiths feel appreciated in a workplace.
Permit Employees to Participate in Religious Activities and Rituals
Some important religious activities occur during the regular working days or hours. Despite this, workers should attend religious functions. For instance, Muslims can be given the Friday lunch hour break to participate in prayers as Christians get the Sunday breaks. However, remember not all employees are Christians and Muslims. Therefore, consult all employees on the best time to get a leave for religious festivities.
Put Aside a Room for Prayers in the Workplace
Setting aside a prayer room in the workplace wouldn’t consume much of your resources. You will only require a room furnished with chairs and shelves for placing religious books or mats. Moreover, you can set aside an outdoor space in the workplace where employees can pray privately at certain hours. However, if you are introducing it in your workplace, you should inform your employees about the new idea.
Welcome All Religious Attires in the Workplace
From the initial hiring procedures, you should let the applicants know that religious attires, like turbans, headscarves, and other religious symbols, are allowed in the workplace. For instance, the job post should clearly state that you provide equal employment opportunities to people of all faiths. Moreover, your website should have pictures portraying religious inclusivity, like women wearing rosaries or headscarves.
Show Diversity When Hiring
Religious diversity and inclusivity should be portrayed during the hiring process. In that case, you should consider hiring candidates from minor and major faiths.
With the above practices, you can establish a faith-inclusive workplace. Why would you, therefore, fail to tolerate different faiths in your workplace when it can increase your workplace when it increases innovation and helps make all of your employees feel respected and valued?