For most employees, being able to be themself at work and be valued and respected regardless of background is an important criteria - and expectation.
Some organisations embrace differences better than others, and openly try to attract diverse staff.
Inclusive work cultures are far more exciting, productive and, in these days and times more than ever, they're also business-critical.
Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index measures 10 criteria including employee policy, training, career development and community engagement. It's the definitive list of Britain's most gay-friendly workplaces. Organisations like the University of Sheffield are proud to be recognised for their success in creating and mantaining open work cultures that include diverse workers.
“I’m delighted that we have once again been named a Top 100 Employer by Stonewall, and to have improved so much is testimony to our ongoing and sustained commitment to equality and diversity, said Andrew Dodman, HR Director.
“We are always striving to create a remarkable place to work, and we do that by working in partnership with our staff and other stakeholders to promote and embed inclusivity in everything we do. I’m very proud of our work in this area, and LGBT equality will continue to be a focus within our wider equality agenda.”
The University of Sheffield is also recognised as a world-leading university with an international reputation for research excellence across a wide range of disciplines and has been successful in securing a number of prestigious awards and accrediations, especially when to supporting female talent.