Diversity at NHBC
Our Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) strategy is focused on providing a shared direction and commitment for the organisation to respect and value our diverse workforce and continue to build a more inclusive workplace. We aim to attract and retain a workforce that represents the communities in which we work.
Striving towards a more inclusive workplace
One way we are moving towards a more inclusive workplace is through Employee Networks.These are groups of employees who share characteristics or life experiences. The networks encourage employees to bring their whole self to work and help to create an inclusive work environment in the organisation.
See our staff getting involved in our internal events
In June, over 130 colleagues joined the latest Women’s Network event. The event featured an introduction from our Women’s Network Chair, Alison Garner and our new DE&I ExCo sponsor Kim Bromley. They were joined by guest speaker Jacqueline Heron, Executive and Leadership Coach, who gave a talk on imposter syndrome. During the event, colleagues learnt about how to recognise imposter syndrome and what you can do to overcome it.
Power of Change Competition
Our most recent LGBT+ Network event focussed on the disparities and impact mental health has on LGBT+ individuals. During the event we joined by a guest speaker from LGBT+ charity MindOut who covered the experiences and needs of LGBT+ individuals with mental health issues and inclusion guidelines, recommendations and best practises to support LGBT+ individuals.
Women in Finance
In July 2016, NHBC was proud to become one of the first signatories of the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter, a government-backed initiative designed to improve gender diversity in senior positions across the financial services sector. Increasing gender diversity is integral to our long-term goal for NHBC. We recognise that being able to attract, develop and retain top female talent is vital.View our statement
NHBC joined the Good Recruitment Collective
“The Good Recruitment Collective is all about making businesses realise that success starts with good recruitment. From flexible working practices and diversity & inclusion, to investing in skills and innovation, recruiters are ideally placed to help businesses create environments in which people can perform at their best." - Neil Carberry
NHBC supports the Armed Forces Covenant
The Armed Forces Covenant acknowledges that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve. Our Silver Award recognises that we do not disadvantage service personnel during our recruiting process. We uphold a positive stance towards employees, offering flexibility to Reservists so they can fulfil their annual training and mobilisation commitments.
NHBC is Disability Confident Committed
The UK Government’s Department for Work and Pensions developed the Disability Confident scheme to support employers to make the most of the talents people with disabilities and long-term health conditions can bring to the workplace. The scheme encourages employers to think differently about how they employ and retain disabled and neuro-diverse people. As a signatory of the scheme, NHBC is committed to disability inclusion in the workplace.
Diversity Champion’s with Stonewall
As part of our continued commitment to creating an inclusive workplace for all we have signed up to become Diversity Champion’s with Stonewall. Stonewall are part of a vibrant global movement for change made up of LGBTQ+ people, our allies, families and friends, fighting for freedom, for equity and for potential.
NHBC is a signatory of the Race at Work Charter
NHBC has joined with over 900 employers in signing up to the Race at Work Charter, an initiative designed for businesses to collectively commit to improving equal opportunities for Black, Asian, Mixed Race and ethnically diverse employees in the UK. Launched in 2018, the Race at Work Charter builds on the work of the 2017 McGregor-Smith Review, which found that people from these ethnically diverse backgrounds are still underemployed, underpromoted and under-represented at senior levels. The Race at Work Charter is composed of seven principal calls to action and signing up means taking practical steps to ensure we are tackling barriers that ethnic minority people face in recruitment and progression.
NHBC joins forces with PurpleSpace
PurpleSpace is the world’s only networking and professional development hub for disabled employees, network and resource group leaders and allies from all sectors and trades. NHBC has joined its membership as we are committed to building disability confidence from the inside out.
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