Workplace Diversity in a Polarized Society | Haredim and Non-Haredim Workig Together | Policy Paper 158 | ABSTRACT | Asaf Malchi | Israel Democracy Institute
20 March 2022
What makes the study unique is its attempt to characterize and obtain a better understanding of the complex relations between haredim and non-haredim in the workplace from the perspective of employers and employees in the general population. [...] (4) Development of a culture of interpersonal discussion: In order to bridge cultural gaps in the workplace and have an inclusive, tolerant culture, the senior management of the organization should spearhead a culture of discussion that fosters closer relations between managers and employees and among the employees themselves. [...] (7) A commitment to the process by management: Active, proactive involvement of the management of the organization in optimal onboarding and integration of haredi employees is essential to the success of the process. [...] As those who navigate the country’s needs on the macroeconomic and societal levels, the government bodies in charge of employment policy for haredim and the diversity of the labor market have a vital role to play in expanding this process. [...] The better employers and managers prepare for the unique challenge entailed by onboarding and employing haredi workers, the more successful the process will be for the haredi community, Israeli society, and the labor market.