Diversity and Inclusion

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Diversity and Inclusion at esynergy

Discover how we’re creating a transparent, consistent and inclusive workplace

Without diversity in your organisation, you cannot truly understand your customer. In our experience, diversity fosters a culture of change, growth, innovation and empathy.

– Patrick Crompton, Founder

Our commitment

We have a long-standing commitment to advancing diversity, equality and inclusion, across both our internal organisation and the clients and associate communities we serve. Our vision, to build a sustainable and diverse technology consultancy, is fundamental to our culture and core values.

Because we’re a consultancy, we have a responsibility to ensure our products and services mirror the teams that build them and the communities they serve.

Data-driven diversity

Our strategy is driven by our data. This allows us to make evidence-based decisions to really understand the representation of our communities.

We asked our team to take part in an optional, anonymous survey, to gather more information. This showed us that we had more work to do to get us to where we want to be. So, we’ve set ourselves objectives and key results (OKR’s); to guide our efforts, measure our progress and hold us fully accountable.

Hear our D&I journey from our Diversity Manager

Harriet Hadley

Diversity and inclusion are at the core of the business and everything we do.

There’s so much already underway but we have more to do.

Our vision is to build a sustainable and diverse technology consultancy, focused on delivering business value from the cloud through our communities.

This year we have committed to:

  • Updating our career progression and promotion document to ensure it is consistent and transparent.
  • Updating our employee handbook to include inclusive language that reflects our inclusive culture.
  • Creating opportunities for individuals to be involved in Leadership decisions and meetings in the form of ‘pop up’ projects.
  • Create a ‘suggestion box’ forum for the team to give feedback and suggestions to encourage innovation and creativity.
  • Creating a universal cultural interview process to use to create a consistent and fair process for everybody.
  • Run all job descriptions through an inclusive analysis process.
  •  We know we need to work hard to reach a diverse audience, so we are showcasing our opportunities with diverse communities, networks and ambassadors.
  • Utilising specialist diverse job boards to reach a wider and more diverse audience.
  • To ensure we are creating accessible content for everyone we are reviewing our content creation process to ensure our content is accessible.
  • Community and events are core to eSynergy and so we have set a goal of 30% diverse speakers and content creators for all our events and blogs.
  • Consider accessibility and inclusivity in office renovations.
  • Ensure office socials and activities are inclusive and attractive to the whole team.
  • We believe we are all working toward the same goal, so we aim to cross-share diversity and inclusion knowledge through our meetup Beequal.
  • We have trained our teams in talking about gender and race at work and are in the process of creating a training plan based on what our teams want to learn more about.
  • We have listened to our internal teams, and we know that we need to be transparent and so we have a dedicated forum for D&I for our teams to stay up to date and so we can provide regular events, articles and knowledge and give our people a place to ask questions and share experiences.

Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.

– Vernā Myers

Our pledges

We are proud signatories of the Tech Talent Charter at the Race at Work Charter. We encourage other organisations to also pledge their commitment to the delivery of greater diversity in the technology and digital industry.

The Tech Talent Charter (TTC) is a non-profit organisation leading a movement to address inequality in the UK tech sector and drive inclusion and diversity in a practical and uniquely measurable way.

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After 25 years of campaigning for Race Equality in the UK, Business in the Community (BITC) believes every employer must prioritise action on race.

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Disability Confident is creating a movement of change, encouraging employers to think differently about disability and take action to improve how they recruit, retain and develop disabled people.

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Join our community!

‘Beequal’ (Balanced Empowered Equal) provides those who are passionate about technology, who want to diversify their workforce, upskill themselves and build great leaders and teams, a place to come together, to share ideas, hear from storytellers and be inspired by tech ambassadors.

 

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