- We will challenge doubts and reinforce the attributes of the non-traditional pathways of candidate’s careers; providing appropriate weight to intrinsic competencies and capabilities. This process is instrumental in facilitating equal opportunities for diverse and talented individuals.
- Even when it takes the form of a difficult or ‘loaded’ conversation, we will probe, question and challenge often long-held assumptions, revealing biases that may exist in the specification or assessment of candidates.
- We encourage and enable the application of individuals from underrepresented groups by maintaining a diverse network.
- We engage diverse candidates in the application process by demonstrating your commitment to diversity and your organisation’s mechanisms to help them overcome barriers to succeed.
- We use interview coaching to ensure candidates know how to articulate an unconventional career path to best demonstrate their applicable strengths, skills and achievements.
- We provide regular research documents and news updates on topics related to equality and diversity.
#CodingAllowed is our CSR initiative set up to decrease the gender gap in technology, by increasing the number of women opting for tech careers
We work with schools, universities and aspiring female technologists to provide careers information, employability skills workshops and networking opportunities
Women make up 47% of the UK workforce, but only 6% of software engineering positions. There are many factors that contribute to this disparity, but in the main:
- The number of women choosing to embark on careers in technology is disproportionately low
- The industry’s retention of the few who do is poor
Not only is the resulting exclusivity of the industry concerning, but so is the technology skills shortage.
In not engaging women, the technology industry is not engaging almost half of the UK workforce. To repair the growing skills gap – for businesses to survive – this must change. We’re passionate about diversity and inclusion, and want to do our bit to reduce the gender gap in tech. That’s why we started #CodingAllowed – to help equip women with the knowledge and tools to break into the industry. We know that to continue delivering an outstanding service, we need to contribute to the development of a future pipeline of talented technologists – which must include women and other underrepresented groups.