We’ve maintained our ranking at 24th place in the Inclusive Top 50 and are in the company of other awarded Inclusive companies such as Talk Talk and Bupa. This is the second time we’ve made the Inclusive Top 50 employer’s list.
Inclusive Companies reward organisations for harnessing a truly diverse workforce, recognising the significant efforts of workplaces across the country that excel in their commitment to equality and inclusion.
Being an inclusive and rewarding employer that people aspire to work for is an integral part of our Making What Matters Brilliant corporate plan. Put simply, we want to be a place where all our colleagues can succeed irrespective of background. To do this, we’re committed to investing in our colleagues and the support they need, working together and continually reviewing the evolving needs of our people.
Rozila Kana, Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers Judge and Equality & Diversity Officer at Lancashire Constabulary, said: “It is clear from recent global events that diversity and inclusion should be a business and operational imperative that will help public sector organisations progress further as we come out of the challenges of 2020 into a world; a world with a new normality that needs to nurture compassionate leadership, a sense of belonging for staff as well as cohesive and inclusive societies.
“Inclusive Companies helps organisations create cultural transformation through a ‘hearts and mind’ approach to increase social inclusion and empowerment with the intention of embedding DEI into everything they practice as an essential ingredient.”
Some of our key achievements which helped us to make the Inclusive Top 50 list this year include:
- Boosting colleague membership of our Inclusion Networks by 47%
- Growing participation to our inclusion events by 220%
- Aligning our diversity and wellbeing work, so for example, we’ve held workshops with Stonewall and Sikh Your Mind about mental health
- Separating Black and BAME in our ethnicity reporting to really understand the representation of black colleagues within our organisation
In addition to this, members and allies from our four Inclusion Networks have hosted events, led awareness campaigns, developed resources, shaped policies, and much more.
We’re delighted with our achievements and will continue to improve inclusion at Midland Heart every day.