In 2023, the majority of employers will have some form of diversity & inclusion strategy. However, it takes a great deal of work, time and resources to make these strategies work to create an inclusive workplace. And it’s simply not enough to just increase the number of diverse hires, you must ensure that your employees all feel safe, comfortable and valued too. At Diversity in Tech, we work with inclusive tech employers who are actively working on the diversity of their workplace culture, as well as ensuring they are promoting equality at every level of their tech teams. Below, in alphabetical order, is a list of 5 inclusive tech employers who pride themselves on having a diverse and inclusive culture.
Chase, a digital bank owned by JP Morgan, works hard to provide a diverse and inclusive culture in all areas of their business. Their Global Head of D&I, David Miree says “Our diverse and global workforce is a competitive advantage. Building diverse teams not only strengthens our business and our culture, but also broadens the range of ideas and solutions we can offer.” One way they create a culture of inclusion is through their Employee Resource Groups, which enable employees to share ideas, grow professionally and connect with like-minded colleagues and feel a sense of inclusion and value. Examples of the ERGs include Advancing Black Pathways, Office of Disability Inclusion and Office of LGBTQ+ Affairs. Over 35% of JP Morgan Chase & Co employees are a member of at least one ERG.
It’s not just their internal culture they’re working on, in 2020 JP Morgan Chase & Co announced a $30 billion “Commitment to Advance Racial Equity” whereby they are investing in housing & small businesses as well as D&I initiatives within the bank too.
Find out more about Chase and see their current opportunities to join the team here.
IAG Tech is part of IAG Global Business Services (GBS), and operates to deliver ‘technological excellence’ across the whole of the IAG business. As a team, IAG Tech strives to create an inclusive and supportive work culture, with their people strategy focusing on six key domains: Engagement, Talent Management, Reward and Recognition, Performance Management, Learning and Development and Culture. They want every member of the IAG Tech team to achieve their goals and ambitions, regardless of their background. Their commitment to fostering a diverse team is shown through their impressive and ambitious hiring targets – they have committed to recruiting 50% female staff into their tech teams by 2030, for example. IAG Tech pride themselves on having a culture of openness, respect and trust which ensures everyone feels comfortable and supported to be the best version of themselves.
Learn more about IAG Tech, and see if they’re currently hiring here.
Jaguar Land Rover have a strong belief that in order to provide the best products and services they possibly can, they need a solid team of bright minds who can discover a way of working that suits them and their creativity best. They know that their people are their greatest assets, and are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive culture that is representative of the society in which we live. JLR are firm believers in allyship and encourage all their employees to think about how they can act as allies to others. They were the first UK car manufacturer to sign the Business in the Community ‘Race at Work Charter’ and have also joined The Valuable 500, a global movement dedicated to ensuring disability inclusion in business. Jaguar Land Rover have a robust D&I strategy which is clearly laid out with measurable targets to hit. The strategy focuses on three main pillars; ‘Shape a culture of unity, belonging, inclusion and respect’, ‘Implement progressive policies, practices, benefits and support’ and ‘Engage our employees and experts to accelerate progress’. You can read their full 5 year plan here.
Kingfisher plc is an international home improvement company, operating in 8 countries across Europe. They appreciate that their customers come from many different walks of life, and so do their employees. Because of this, they work hard to ensure they are supporting, valuing and including all employees, regardless of their backgrounds. They know that when it comes to inclusion & diversity, there can be no more standing on the side lines. Kingfisher have invested heavily in D&I, including through the launch of 4 key employee network groups; The Gender Affinity Network, The Neurodiversity Affinity Network, The LGBTQ+ Affinity Network and The Race & Culture Affinity Network. They also operate a very flexible approach to working, and appreciate that everyone is different. They encourage their employees to be open & honest about what works for them.
Read more about Kingfisher’s approach to diversity and inclusion on their profile page.
At M&G Plc, they believe that creating an inclusive culture is critical to their success. They show their commitment to this pledge through a variety of different initiatives. They are home to six different employee network groups, focused on cultural awareness, LGBTQ+ pride, gender diversity, mental health, disabilities and the future of work. In 2021, they even launched an Inclusion Awards, aimed at celebrating, showcasing and recognising their colleagues who are making a difference to diversity and inclusion at M&G Plc. They also have an impressive benefits package which is tailored towards supporting employees, no matter their situation. Their benefits include grandparents leave, carers leave, 26 weeks full new parents pay and a 4-week back to work transition period, where employees can do 80% of their hours but still receive full pay when returning to work after having children.
Sound like somewhere you’d like to work? Find out more about M&G plc and see their current opportunities to join here.
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