The SHS Group has had its commitment to diversity acknowledged with the awarding of the bronze level NI Gender Diversity Charter Mark. The framework enables organisations to identify and reflect on institutional barriers facing women that impact on their career progression and in doing so helps progress the overall diversity agenda, and the working environment for all employees in the organisation.
The Group recently refreshed the HR Strategy, placing a strong focus on building performance and capability. The goal is to support employees to be the best that they can be and diversity and inclusion are fundamental aspects of this. A cross divisional working group is now in place and the members will examine diversity and inclusion, with all levels of employees represented.
Charter Mark organisations acknowledge that advancing gender equality demands commitment and action at all levels of the organisation and, in particular, active leadership from the CEO and those in senior roles.