Equality, Diversity, Inclusion.
Our roadmap to becoming a more inclusive partner
In this together
Most businesses have an equality, diversity & inclusion (EDI) policy. But, as a partner to the NHS, one of the largest and most diverse workforces in the UK, we want to do more than that.
The benefits of creating an inclusive and diverse culture are well documented. Diversity increases performance, it’s as simple as that.
And, although we think we’re on the right track, there is always more we can do.
So, we’re embarking on a journey to embed EDI best practice throughout our business – from how and where we source our candidates to internal reflection and education.
We don’t just want to pay lip-service. We want to make a difference.
In 2021, we appointed three EDI Champions to help us achieve that goal.
Our Champions have put together a programme of internal and external events, education and training to support colleagues and partners.
Helping our teams
Our EDI programme has four streams: Support, Education, Training & Events to equip our teams with a deeper understanding and appreciation of different communities.
Educational events and focus days to co-incide with national ones, such as LGBTQ+ history month, Black history month and mental health awareness week.
Lunch & Learns. Live and virtual sessions hearing storied from people with lived experience.
Identifying unconscious bias and putting in place action plans to counter it.
Unpicking our internal hiring processes, making sure we are attracting diverse talent to Keystream
Helping our partners
Diversity is top of the list for our clients, and we want to make sure we’re supporting their ambitions and providing equal access to the recruitment process for diverse talent networks.
Supporting clients’ diversity objectives by challenging our own sourcing processes – creating neutral job adverts, unbiased recruitment processes and sourcing from all available talent pools.
Hosting topical events, bringing together experts and senior figures. In September, we’ll be holding a Female Digital Leaders event for the NHS and public sector.
Providing insight from members of our networks through blogs and interviews to inspire, educate and support our partners.
Find out more here