"Diversity: the art of thinking independently together." - Malcom Forbes
DIVERSITY & EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
ScaleUp Works IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER AND APPLIES THE SAME CODE OF ETHICS AND DIVERSITY POLICIES TO OUR PRACTICES OF WORKING WITH OUR CLIENT ORGANISATIONS TO HIRE AN INDIVIDUAL FOR A SPECIFIC ROLE.
As a company we understand the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, in our efforts to provide the best possible service for our clients we will look to source talent from a wide a range of backgrounds as possible.
We have a market leading reputation for delivering diversity. Our success here has been achieved due to our innovation and our unwillingness to accept the previously poor returns being received from the traditional diversity press. We have developed new networking groups, more robust search methodologies and innovative advertising to ensure that we were reaching traditionally under-represented groups.
We ensure that all our consultants are trained in equality and diversity issues (including specialist disability training) in order to have the skills necessary to produce practical solutions to diversity challenges.
We have an organisation-wide steering group on diversity and frequently organise conferences and seminars to help give practical advice to under-represented groups on achieving suitable positions in the future.
We then pursue a number of approaches, both on an ongoing and assignment specific basis, in order to position us to best deliver a truly diverse shortlist for our clients.
When deciding how to obtain a diverse range of candidates for a particular post we first need to judge the likely diversity make up of the candidate target market.
Often a target market for a niche role poses significant initial challenges on the diversity front. Frequently the desired candidate is perceived as already operating at a certain level, often in a complex environment, and the different strands of diversity are generally under-represented. Consequently pro-active steps are needed in order to ensure a significantly diverse shortlist is delivered. This predominantly includes the use of effective targeted search and selection.
As a basic foundation of our diversity approach we uphold and comply with all legislation that governs our business operations. We believe having strict policies and procedures in place with regards to employment and anti-discrimination allows us to:
- Make full use of the expertise of our workforce
- Provide the same level of opportunity for everyone
- Improve our management and personnel management practice
- Strengthen our reputation as a good employer and service provider
- Attract and retain new recruits and candidates
- Show our clients that we promote equal opportunity and fair employment
- Ensure that our employment practices do not infringe the law
- Demonstrate our commitment to be an equal opportunities employer.