Schneider Electric take home Business Culture Awards

Schneider Electric take home Business Culture Awards

 December 06, 2017

Schneider Electric’s Francesca Stone and Kristin Baker took home the Ambassador award at the recent Business Culture Awards held at London’s Royal Garden Hotel. The company also came Highly Commended in the Diversity and Inclusion category.

An exceptional business culture

The awards, which give forward-thinking organisations a way to celebrate work that sets up their employees to succeed, also recognise how employment experience is fundamental to business performance.

In the Business Culture Ambassador category - Francesca Stone, Diversity & Inclusion Lead and Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist and Kristin Baker, Internal Diversity and Inclusion Lead were praised for their work which judges identified as “Excellent, an amazing entry from start to finish!” and “Ambitious and creative, especially the extent to which they have partnered with organisations like the UN to make a stand and promote D&I for the industry.”

Other judges commented that their programme has “A very detailed focus on gender diversity,” and that “setting clear targets and focussing on the organisation behind them really paid dividends.” Another remarked on their “Impactful D&I Campaign that we could all learn from - inspiring!”

“Great gender diversity innovation entry. Clearly engaged stakeholders, leaders and advocates to lead the change required. Impacts are clearly huge: 48% female hires versus 26% in 2016 through clearly innovative hiring approaches. With a 35% increase in representation at key leader positions - pipelining is clear. Unconscious bias training for all managers. The Schneider Electric team have helped shift the issue of gender deep in the culture and support managers on how to practically make a change.” Judge, Business Culture Awards.

Excellent comments for a truly deserving team who put gender equality at the top of the agenda.

Gender equality in the workplace

With a range of programmes in place including STEM initiatives, female-friendly graduate programmes, un-conscious bias training, a commitment to women in leadership, a brand new Global Family Leave Policy, Women’s Empowerment Principles and the UN’s HeForShe campaign - it is no wonder that Schneider Electric is making waves and receiving such high recognition in this field.

Seeking a diverse and inclusive work culture?

If you are considering applying for a new role, Schneider Electric has a wide range of exciting career options! From engineering through to project management - there could be a perfect job for you.


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