The first of its kind in the world, the Maturity Model will serve as a roadmap and performance measurement framework for employers, service providers, bargaining agents and employees as they transition their organizations to a self-sustaining human rights culture by fully integrating human rights in all policies, practices and processes-internally and for front-line service delivery. Aligning internal cultures with front-line service expectations can also contribute to the achievement of organizational business objectives and commitments to corporate social responsibility.
The Maturity Model provides a common language and a shared vision. It outlines steps that an organization must take if it seeks to grow, from a reactive to a proactive environment.
The tool is a step-by-step process that leads to improved levels of human rights maturity. It builds on five key elements:
•leadership and accountability;
•capacity building and resources;
•alignment of policies and processes;
•communication and consultation; and-
•evaluation for continuous improvement.
As more and more organizations choose to adopt the Maturity Model, it will contribute to defining a network of “employers of choice” for the Canadian workforce. As well, early adopters will comprise a peer network for knowledge sharing that will assist in the continuous improvement of practicesI don't know what all that gobbledygook/bafflegab is supposed to mean--if, indeed, it means anything at all. All I know is that it sounds awful--something that is bound to tie up small business owners in the worst sort of useless red tape.
It also sounds rather Stalinist to me--like an announcement of one of those 10 Year Plans of old. All that's missing is a faux-avuncular "Comrade!"