With over 80 offices around the globe NES Fircroft has a diverse workforce and we recognise, respect and value the diverse nature of the wider society in which we operate.
However we do not feel it is enough to simply implement procedures in line with equality legislation and we have broadened our approach to ensure we are working towards being market leaders in tackling diversity issues and are supporting our clients to achieve their diversity goals.
To ensure we maintain this diversity and foster a truly inclusive culture, we aim to do more than just follow regional legislation. Our vision is to broaden our approach to ensure we become the market leaders in tackling diversity issues and to support our clients to achieve their diversity goals, thereby enhancing the reputation of the recruitment industry.
Peter Burke, HR Director, NES Fircroft
Internal Approach to Diversity & Inclusion
We are proud to be members of APSCo's “Embrace” action group and are committed to their Gender Equality Charter. As a signatory we work to ensure that we achieve best practice in our recruitment, career progression and retention practices and aim to empower our female employees to achieve their full potential; we operate a dedicated female talent development programme, designed to offer women support, training and mentoring to help them achieve their goals.
Taking this one step further we have also established “Belong” groups in many hubs around the world, which are support groups set up by staff and for staff of all genders and ethnicities. Belong is a safe place where they can come together and discuss concerns or put forward ideas to drive change and celebrate diversity around the business.
This year, we also introduced our first D&I employee survey. The survey collated age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and disability data and captured employee sentiment about inclusion at NES Fircroft. This annual survey will enable us to monitor changes in sentiment and help us better understand how we can embed a culture that fully embraces and values the scope of diversity we have.