Capgemini's repeated success in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women reflects its commitment to Active Inclusion and putting people at the heart of its business


Capgeminis Times Top 50 Employers for Women success

Capgemini's Times Top 50 Employers for Women success

 May 04, 2021

Capgemini UK knows that gender equality and inclusion are critical to their success. 

Activity supporting the company's success in The Times TOP 50 Employers for Women list is featured in the Business in the Community produced  Gender Equality Route Map.

People are at the heart of Capgemini's business

Paul Margetts, Managing Director at Capgemini UK, said: “I’m delighted that we have been recognised by Business in the Community in the ‘The Times Top 50 Employers for Women’ for the fifth year running, and especially during the challenges of COVID-19. It reflects our commitment – with Active Inclusion and our people at the heart of our business – to continue to build a better “new normal” in the technology industry for all to feel included, work and thrive.”  

Charlotte Woodworth, Gender Equality Director at Business in the Community said: “COVID-19 has shone a light on how far we have to go on gender equality: by having to pick up things like the bulk of extra caring responsibilities, women have been disproportionately affected by lockdown. We congratulate the many employers who have maintained their efforts towards gender equality at this time, often introducing innovative policies to support their workforce during this period. This year’s application process for The Times Top 50 Employers for Women was the most competitive one we have seen in five years. Employers like Capgemini UK haven’t forgotten women at work and they are committed to making gender inequality a thing of the past.”

Capgemini's recruitment matches its gender equality goals

Supporting TOP 50 Employers for Women activity, Business in the Community produced a Gender Equality Route Map that features a case study on Capgemini's achievements to support further businesses in accelerating gender equality at work.

The case study explains how Capgemini has implemented many initiatives to ensure the organisation’s recruitment matches its gender equality goals.

For example, social media recruitment and the profiling of female employees on recruitment pages and at events is used to showcase diverse women and target the attraction of women into technical roles. Positive recommendations of Capgemini’s inclusive culture captured on Glassdoor also acts as a key attractor for female employees. This is supported by web pages and job descriptions being written in gender-neutral language. The input of the Women@Capgemini network into recruitment initiatives and the provision of gender balanced shortlists and hiring panels where possible.

Hiring managers receive training on how best to detect and interrupt unconscious bias and are encouraged to take a skills-based approach to recruitment and development. Applicants are asked about their salary expectation to encourage negotiation and reduce pay disparities for female applicants, with discussions about flexible working actively encouraged during the recruitment process to access the widest talent pool available for roles. Hosting an Active Inclusion event for suppliers, and partnering with jobsites such as Where Women Work, also shows a commitment to driving more female employment externally in their sector.

Recruitment data, including gender and the experience of new joiners, is monitored through Capgemini’s diversity dashboard. This data is then used, where necessary, to leverage business stakeholders to recruit more women in particular divisions where necessary. 

Capgemini has continued to hire throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on occupational segregation and getting more female hires into technical roles. Female hiring is within 3 percentage points of 2019 levels, with over 50% female graduate and apprentice hires achieved this year. With ways of working changing for so many this year, Capgemini is committed to driving positive changes to create a better normal, with employee experience and inclusion at the heart of their approach.


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