Forsberg are proud to be a Signatory of the Tech Talent Charter, pledging to drive diversity, inclusion and innovation in the UK technology industry.
Although we’ve always been champions of diversity within our industry, signing the Tech Talent Charter is an important next step for us to formally pledge our commitment and to have the support and accountability from the TTC, whilst offering valuable insight to ensure our practices are the best they can possibly be to encourage a diverse workforce.
What is the Tech Talent Charter?
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. The TTC’s ultimate goal is that the UK tech sector becomes truly inclusive and a reflection of the society which it represents. There are now over 500 UK employers of tech involved with the TTC and working together to drive change.
Although it is very much an employer-led initiative, the TTC is supported by the UK Government’s Digital Strategy.
”The importance of greater inclusion and diversity in tech is, thankfully, no longer up for debate. Sectors and organisations now need to work together to shift the dial – and this will happen a lot quicker if we pool our successes, failures, ideas and learn from them to bring about real structural change.
In our inaugural report we stressed the importance of collaboration. One single company can’t do it alone, which is why we’re asking organisations to sign up to the Tech Talent Charter”.
Debbie Forster CEO of Tech Talent Charter
Why we’ve joined the Tech Talent Charter
Diversity in all forms is crucial to the success of any industry, having a diverse workforce of people from different genders, backgrounds and experiences ensures we are representative not only locally but on a global scale. Increasing diversity in our sector is something we believe we, and all other businesses must do.
“Forsberg are committed to removing as many barriers to tech as possible and providing equal opportunity for all. We’ve always been committed to inclusive recruitment practices and recognise the importance of a diverse workforce, joining the Tech Talent Charter is an important next step for us and we look forward to working with other employers across the UK to make even more of a difference to our industry and our community.“
Chris Mayne, MD of Forsberg Services and TTC Senior Signatory
The charter outlines a number of pledges, here’s what we’re doing to show our commitment and make a difference:
Inclusive recruitment processes
We’re improving inclusion by ensuring our in-house hiring policy is equitable and free of discrimination whilst adopting inclusive recruitment and promotion processes and practices to support the development and retention of a diverse workforce.
Driving best practice
We already work collaboratively across industry, most actively through our involvement with industry led training organisation Tech Lancaster. Through joining the TCC, we’re excited to work collaboratively with other signatories to share best practices and further develop our individual and collective approach to increase diversity in tech.
We will contribute our employment diversity data for inclusion in the annual Diversity in Tech report. By contributing to generating more accurate data, we can help to provide information, invaluable to tackling the wider problem to help build a more diverse and inclusive industry.
We’re proud to be a part of the Tech Talent Charter, driving future change for the Technology Industry.