Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Equal Experts is committed to creating a workplace that values equality, diversity and inclusion. We recognise that talent and skill can be found in people from all backgrounds and we believe that the strongest teams are those which include people with a wide range of perspectives and lived experiences. Therefore it’s important to us to welcome and include a diverse range of consultants to the Equal Experts network.
We aim to create an environment that respects and encourages individuality for all our stakeholders – employees, associates, clients and suppliers. We are committed to avoiding unlawful discrimination in all aspects of our work. Acts of discrimination, harassment, bullying or victimisation against other employees, suppliers or customers are disciplinary offences and will be investigated and dealt with under the organisation’s disciplinary procedure.
We are a global company and have people working together – in person and remotely – from many different countries. We recognise however that we are still a long way from having a demographic mix at Equal Experts that matches the communities we live in. Our consultant model in the UK is based primarily on an Associate model where our consultants are independent service providers. The demographics of people operating IT services companies is less diverse than the technology industry as a whole, which in turn is less diverse than the wider community.
We work hard to attract consultants from under-represented groups to join our network and have hosted events for groups including 10 Digital Ladies and Women Who Code. We are currently working with an organisation, Equal Plus, to better understand the diversity of people working with Equal Experts, to ensure everyone feels included and to increase the diversity within our network.