That’s our understanding of diversity and inclusion
We consciously commit to being an employer that accepts everyone. Diversity and inclusion is baked into everything we do from office design, recruitment, development and social events.
Did you know?
70% of millennials and Gen Zers said they’re more likely to want to stay at a company for 5 years or longer if they prioritise diversity and inclusion (Deloitte).
70% of millennials
That’s a lot of people! The importance of continuing to broaden our diverse culture makes sense for our people, our business and our future.
So, prove it!
Sure, every company says they value diversity and inclusion. How do we actually do it?
Race at Work Charter signatory
This year we have been welcomed by Business in the Community as a Race at Work Charter signatory! We have signed the charter to support the improvement of equal opportunities for Black, Asian, Mixed Race and ethnically diverse employees.
We've been accepted because of the work we have already done and will continue to do in our commitment to ensure that all us have equal opportunities during recruitment, progression and development.
Disability Confident Committee
We’re a Disability Confident Committed employer. This is a nationally recognised badge that demonstrates we support Disabled employees and candidates.
Disability Confident is creating a movement of change, encouraging us all to think differently about disability and take action to improve how companies recruit, retain and develop disabled people.
We’re on the journey with them by providing inclusive and fair recruitment methods, ability-based promotions and development opportunities, and employee experiences.
Parental Leave Policies
We updated all our policies that relate to our colleagues taking time off work for pregnancy, childbirth, raising and caring for children to recognise there are many ways in which families raise children.
In addition to enhancing the benefits, we also changed the language in our policies to remove gender pronouns and gender associations. In most instances, our policies do not refer to colleagues as ‘him/her’, rather we have chosen terms like ‘primary caregiver’ and ‘pregnant person’ to be more welcoming and inclusive for parents from across the gender spectrum, those using shared parental rights and responsibilities, and to be reflective of the many shapes and sizes of families.
We’ve been celebrating events across the year such as Ramadan, International Women's Day, Pride, Black History Month and Christmas, which give us awareness of important cultural events and ways of living that may be different to our own.
We have many social events and impromptu trips to the pub (!) where everyone is included and made to feel welcome. If you’ve never heard about Gary’s legendary quizzes, ask us about them next time we catch up...
We’ve been celebrating events across the year such as Ramadan, International Women's Day, Pride, Black History Month and Christmas.
Increasing diversity in our workforce
We know we still have a lot of work to do. Women are supported at Razor through our working group where we discuss topics such as ‘being a boss, without being bossy’ and ‘getting your voice heard in a room of loudmouths’ - you know, all the important stuff!
We’re proud that 22% of our workforce are women. Compared to a year ago it's a 5% increase - it may seem small but it’s a step in the right direction!
Check out Hannah’s blog about dealing with the menopause and how Razor is getting rid of any stigma.
If you’re still not sure if we’re an inclusive and welcoming place to work, hear from the people who work here. They share their stories about what it means to be part of Razor.
Want to join our cause?
Has reading this fired you up? Do you want to join our cause and make a difference? Of course you do!