The study is based on country reports on diversity and diversity management in Austria, Czech Republic, Poland and Spain which were elaborated by the project partners during December 2014 and February 2015.
The comparative analysis of the four country reports shows some considerable variations regarding both the socio-demographic labour market profiles and the degree of the implementation of managing diversity.
Main conclusions are:
Austria has to put more efforts towards age management and equal pay.
In Czech Republic generally more could be investigated towards diversity managing, particularly in relation to the considerable gender gap in leading positions. The provision of diversity related awards would support the business case of diversity.
Poland should approach via diversity management a better age management of the workforce, and a better recognition of the high percentage of female talents for leadership positions.
In Spain it seems for the degree of implementation of diversity management could be more done, both related to the provision of diversity awards as well as corporate level. A better age management for the sake of youth employment is clearly in the foreground; also towards equal pay diversity management could make a contribution.