Description of the Assessment Write a report discussing how a company of your choice can improve the equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) of its workforce. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the global economy, and businesses are facing a number of challenges in equality, diversity and inclusion of the workforce. A well-designed equality diversity and inclusion plan can help businesses overcome these challenges and achieve their strategic goals. In this coursework, you will be asked to develop a report discussing how a company of your choice can improve the equality, diversity and inclusion of its workforce. You will need to identify the challenges and opportunities that the company is facing and propose specific measures and recommendations that the company can take to address these challenges and opportunities. Many organisations are worried about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their business and their current and future staff. The business world will need to tackle many of the issues and challenges of the current pandemic. Imagine that you work for a consulting company specialising in equality, diversity and inclusion. You have been hired to provide a report that can improve the equality, diversity and inclusion of the company’s workforce. Write a report discussing how a company of your choice can improve the equality, diversity and inclusion of its workforce, drawing on what you have learned in your lectures. In this report, you need to: a) describe what issues and challenges, but also opportunities in relation to its workforce and EDI efforts, the company might be facing in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, b) what should the company do to address these equality, diversity and inclusion issues, challenges and opportunities, and c) why should they take these measures? d) [In this section, you are expected to analyse in detail the challenges/ opportunities the company faces, what specific measures and recommendations you are proposing, and the logic behind these suggestions. These recommendations should be based on what you learned from lectures and theory. You are also encouraged to propose new ideas beyond what lectures have covered] Indicative structure: · An introductory part (approximately 300 words) that, in short, describes the case study company, industry and the context of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact. Also, clearly state the purpose of the report and concept definitions and frameworks used. · A literature review part (up to 1000 words) that describes the views from the relevant theories and approaches chosen related to equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Also, analyze the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on EDI efforts, drawing on academic literature. · Developing EDI recommendations and critical analysis part (up to 1000 words) should be the focus of this assignment. This part should include comprehensive equality, diversity and inclusion initiatives, actions and recommendations tailored to the needs of the company and a critical discussion of their relevance for the case study company. This part should include the following elements: o A clear definition of the company’s EDI goals. o A description of the current EDI actions and initiatives of the company. o An analysis of the EDI challenges and opportunities that the company is facing in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. o A specific set of measures/ initiatives/ actions that the company can take to address these EDI challenges and opportunities. In suggesting measures consider both long-term and short-term actions for existing employees but also how the company can attract those who are beginning their careers. · Conclusion (up to 200 words) includes the conclusions and a critical discussion of what is suggested, including the limitations of it, and any potential risks or challenges.