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So what can a specialist recruiter such as Outsource do to help raise awareness?
Outsource is working with a number of business leaders to promote the benefits of a diverse employee base and encourage a more diverse candidate pool for the future by:
dispelling the myths about careers in tech
supporting clients with their inclusive recruitment
reaching out to those who simply need a bit of a helping hand to get back on the career ladder.
We also hold regular Diversity Matters Meetup events and we'd love you to join us for drinks, nibbles and great networking. Have a look at the amazing panel for our last Meetup, and contact us to be notified of our next Diversity Matters event. Or better still, sign up for our mailing list!
We regularly speak at conferences and events on Inspiring Women in Technology - read a recent testimonial from the Royal Signals:
"Your support and enthusiasm really made the Inspiring Women event a success" - Major Vanessa Freestone, Royal Signals
And a recent testimonial from CRA Risk regarding their Annual Forum:
"Rosie Anderson and the team from Outsource UK came to CRA’s Risk Forum in October 2017 to bring the conference up to date with the need to consider women when recruiting. Their talk made us all aware of skills shortages, gender imbalance and government reporting requirements. Perhaps more importantly, we are now far more conscious of the unintentional gender bias often creating barriers in education and employment. Their message is a valuable one for employers wishing to maximise their recruitment and retention rates in areas of skills shortage."
And the Employment Partner from Royds Withy King legal practice and convenor of CIPD in the South West:
"We were delighted to welcome Claire to speak at a Swindon and North Wiltshire CIPD event to speak about Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. Claire’s presentation was thought provoking and inspiring, and raised lots of relevant issues and considerations for our members attending the event. Claire was an excellent, dynamic speaker, and clearly very knowledgeable in her field. The audience were fully engaged from start to finish, and we received excellent feedback."
In addition, we are a Disability Confident Committed employer and also a signatory of the Tech Talent Charter, encouraging more diversity in the technology industry.
Here's Christy McBride talking about why Inclusion is important to her, at our recent event, in collaboration with National Cyber Security Centre:
If you are interested in attending one of our upcoming Inspiring Inclusion events, sign up to our mailing list and you'll be the first to know!
Claire Farrow is our Diversity & Inclusion Client Partner. Claire started her career at Outsource as a recruiter for a number of Outsource's key accounts, later moving on to account and programme management. Claire now spends her time advising clients on diverse hiring strategies and best practice. In 2017, she set up the Inspiring Inclusion team to highlight the worrying lack of diversity and inclusion in the tech and engineering sectors.
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