We recognise that gender inequality affects everyone across all genders. We want to provide opportunities for every colleague across the Group to be involved, to share experiences and to help set the vision for how we can work together in creating a more gender inclusive and diverse workplace.
We are committed to ensuring that equal opportunities are presented across the Group. We will do this by constantly reviewing and improving our hiring processes and examining the channels we use for talent attraction and recruitment, at the same time as leading with an approach of inclusivity and fairness to promote career progression.
Over the past year the Gender Steering Committee, working closely with our People team, has shone a light on mental and physical health with external talks on the menopause and prostate cancer, and internal panels on male mental health as well as publishing an external webpage celebrating some of the incredible women we have working here across the Group.
Our recent project, Action Ally, aims to support and educate colleagues on what allyship looks like in certain situations through using examples of uncomfortable instances that colleagues have either experienced or observed throughout their careers in a bid to recognise and call out poor behaviour. We’ve also established NCC Group Women’s International Network (WIN), which is open to those who identify as women and are passionate about championing an inclusive and diverse workforce.