Making Ricardo a better place to work!
As a business, we strive to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive work force providing equal opportunities for everyone, enabling our colleagues to develop their careers and ensure they meet their full potential at Ricardo.
Ensuring that we embrace inclusion, enables us to improve Ricardo as a place to work for all, and ultimately to improve our business performance.
What do we mean by Diversity?
For Ricardo, diversity means all the ways that we differ and it covers everyone. It refers to our visible differences such as gender, race and ethnicity, as well as differences such as disability, age, education, sexual orientation, social class, heritage and religion as well as unseen differences, varying perspectives and thought processes.
What do we mean by Inclusion?
Inclusion means valuing and celebrating others’ differences and encouraging a workplace and culture where we all can thrive.
This means all individuals are supported, respected, engaged and have a voice to assist them in developing new skills and talents.
Benefits of Diversity and Inclusion at Ricardo
Encouraging diversity brings people with different backgrounds together, creating diversity of thought, which enables the development of a wider range of ideas and solutions. Promoting diversity means we value uniqueness and encourage colleagues to feel valued. When we feel valued we are more likely to contribute, removing the feeling of being excluded or undervalued.
Providing an inclusive environment for all can only be positive, valuing all and therefore increasing morale and job satisfaction which leads to increased innovation and creativity.
4 Working Groups
In September 2017, 4 working groups were defined to assist in improving our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy focusing on, Recruitment, Flexible Working, Career Progression and Communication.
Improving our approach to Diversity & Inclusion will make Ricardo a better workplace for everybody!
Below are a few examples of initiatives we have at Ricardo: