Here at Outsource, we are proud of our diversity with 49% of our team being taken up by females. As a technical workforce solutions provider, my colleagues and I are regularly asked how we can help our customers to improve their diversity, and last year, we held Diversity Matters events in London and Manchester to start to address this topic.
As you can see from the below link, we have created a section on our website specifically for ‘Diversity Matters’. If you speak with any of your colleagues, friends or contacts who might be interested in having a look, please also direct them here, where we will be updating the blogs regularly.
Some alarming stats to point out:
Only 3% of females say they would consider technology as their 1st choice career option!
Fewer than 1 on 10 engineers in the UK is female!
Female boardroom representation currently sits at 26%!
Only 16% of ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) adults are in full-time employment!
79% of disabled people in the UK are unemployed!
The average retirement age has risen by up to 3 years since 2016 and is set to continue to rise!
So what can a specialist recruiter such as Outsource do to help raise awareness?
We're announcing our next diversity-focussed Meetup, and this time we're in Swindon!
Date: 22nd May 2018
Time: 18:00 – 21:00
Location: Nationwide Building Society, Swindon SN38 1NW
Swindon is conveniently located next to the M4 and is within commuting distance of Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Avon and Hampshire, with great rail links to Paddington, and is also the home of Nationwide Building Society, our prestigious event partner!
We’re passionate about raising awareness of diversity and inclusion and with only 9.8% of jobs advertised in 2017 offering flexibility, we are working harder than ever to stress the importance of inclusion in the workplace, by reaching out to representatives from a wide range of backgrounds, industries and professional networks to keep the conversion as inclusive as possible. We're also excited that our this event is being supported by Nationwide Building Society and held at their fantastic head office.
1800: Doors open
1830: Welcome & keynote address by guest host
1900: Panel discussion & Q&A
2000: Closing remarks by guest host
2045: Event closes
We'll be announcing our list of fantastic speakers very soon, so sign up and let us know you'll be coming along.
Looking forward to meeting you,
The Diversity & Inclusion team, Outsource UK
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