Posted on 17/09/2021 by Tracey George MIRP
On the 27th of September we will be taking part in the annual National Inclusion Week, with a focus on #UnitedForInclusion.
We are committed to our ED&I journey and addressing diversity and inclusion in our own industry.
At TPP, we are committed to improving diversity within our organisation, that of the recruitment industry and the sectors we serve. We are continually working to break down barriers that are often facilitators of discrimination to ensure all people feel valued, empowered, and feel they have the opportunity to change their lives by finding the job that is right for them. We know that actions speak louder than words and are therefore delighted to support National Inclusion Week to continue to learn, have conversations and improve.
We have made several changes and improvements both internally and externally, including:
- Invested in improved accessibility for our website through ReciteMe technology,
- Adopting some new inclusion initiatives internally, including a TPP D&I steering group, internal inclusion survey, mental health and wellbeing resources and communications channel, regularly changing the date and time of recurring meetings to allow for varying work schedules and most recently achieving Flexa accreditation.
- Reviewed and improved our equal opportunities monitoring, for internal and client monitoring purposes.
- Staff attend regular training and presentations every quarter, such as on disability inclusion, autism awareness and transgender awareness, as well as regular shared learning sessions.
We understand that there is still a lot to learn
We continue to strive to do better and know improvements can be made within the wider recruitment industry to improve diversity and inclusion. Internally, we run annual surveys to ensure we are continuing to support our staff in their personal development in relation to ED&I, making the collective TPP family as diverse and inclusive as possible.
What will we be doing during National Inclusion Week?
During National Inclusion week we will be having conversations around ED&I, such as on anti-racism, continuing to empower our employees, as well as launching our next Altogether Better Inclusive Recruitment grant. You can view the case study of our most recent campaign for our previous grant winners here.
National Inclusion week is run by Inclusive Employers every year, for further details on how to get involved visit their website.
Keep an eye on our LinkedIn page to follow our activities and conversations throughout the week.
Highlights from National Inclusion Week
As part of National Inclusion Week, some of our consultants shared what they are currently reading and listening to around inclusion:
We also recognised colleagues who are actively promoting and inspiring inclusion at work and who are dedicated to empowering others: