Diversity & Inclusion statement
Bankside Recruitment Ltd (trading as Talent Analytix) is committed to promoting equality and diversity within our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination.
Our goal is to create a workforce that truly represents our society and business community, but also to ensure that all our employees feel respected and supported to give their best. We vouch that individuals are recruited, remunerated and promoted based on objective criteria, such as skills, abilities, performance and potential, regardless of their culture, believes, perspectives or experiences.
At Talent Analytix our values are deeply ingrained in everything we do and recognise that being a diverse and inclusive employer enables us to positively contribute to our community. We strive to create a work environment where all employees are treated as unique individuals, fairly and in a consistent way.
We work within the spirit and the practice of the Equality Act 2010 by promoting a culture of respect and dignity, actively challenging discrimination, should it ever occur.
The purpose of the policy is to:
- provide equality, fairness and respect for all in our employment, whether temporary, part-time or full-time.
- not unlawfully discriminate because of the Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin), religion or belief , sex and sexual orientation.
- oppose and avoid all forms of unlawful discrimination. This includes in pay and benef its, terms and conditions of employment, dealing with grievances and discipline, dismissal, redundancy, leave for parents, requests for flexible working, and selection for employment, promotion, training or other developmental opportunities.
Talent Analytix commits to:
- encourage equality and diversity in the workplace as they are good practice and make business sense.
- create a working environment free of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination, promoting dignity and respect for all, and where individual differences and the contributions of all staf f are recognised and valued. This commitment includes training managers and all other employees about their rights and responsibilities under the equality policy. Responsibilities include staff conducting themselves to help the organisation provide equal opportunities in employment, and prevent bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination. All staff should understand they themselves, as well as their employer, can be held liable for acts of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination, in the course of employment, against fellow employees, customers, suppliers and the public.
- take seriously complaints of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination by fellow employees, customers, suppliers, visitors, the public and any others in the course of the organisation's work activities. Such acts will be dealt with as misconduct under the organisation's grievance and/or disciplinary procedures, and any appropriate action will be taken. Particularly serious complaints could amount to gross misconduct and lead to dismissal without notice. Further, sexual harassment may amount to both an employment rights matter and a criminal matter, such as in sexual assault allegations. In addition, harassment under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 – which is not limited to circumstances where harassment relates to a protected characteristic – is a criminal of fence.
- make opportunities for training, development and progress available to all staff, who will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential, so their talents and resources can be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the organisation.
- decisions concerning staff being based on merit (apart from in any necessary and limited exemptions and exceptions allowed under the Equality Act).
- review employment practices and procedures when necessary to ensure fairness and update them and the policy to take account of changes in the law.
- monitor the make-up of the workforce regarding inf ormation such as age, ethnic background, sexual orientation and disability in encouraging equality and diversity, and in meeting the aims and commitments set out in the equality policy.
Monitoring will also include assessing how the equality policy, and any sporting action plan, are working in practice, reviewing them annually, and considering and taking action to address any issues.