Contracts IT recruitment Consulting is absolutely thrilled to pledge its support to the Tech Talent Charter.
We love the fact that the TTC is run as an industry collective and using the power of collaboration to bring about meaningful change in the world of Technology – this resonates with our philosophy of “favouring curiosity and inclusion over suspicion and exclusion.”
The Tech Talent Charter (TTC) is a commitment by organisations to a set of undertakings that aim to deliver greater diversity in the tech workforce of the UK, one that better reflects the make-up of the population. Signatories of the charter make a number of pledges in relation to their approach to recruitment and retention. Although it is very much an employer-led initiative, in March 2017 the TTC was supported in the government’s policy paper on the UK Digital Strategy.
Just 17% of Tech/ICT workers in the UK are female, only one in ten females are currently taking A-Level computer studies, and yet there is a looming digital skills gap where the UK needs one million more tech workers by 2020. Half the population cannot be ignored, and nor should it be, if there is to be a more diverse, inclusive, fairer and commercially successful tech workforce and industry. The Charter encourages and supports signatories to tackle this head-on by undertaking to:
- support attraction, recruitment and retention practicesthat are designed to increase the diversity of their workforce;
● define their own timetable for changeand implement the strategy that is right for their organisation (acknowledging that all signatories will have different starting points);
● measure the diversity profile of their UK employees and to share this data for (anonymous) collective publication.
For more detail on how Contracts IT Recruitment Consulting are championing difference in the world of Technology please visit us on https://contractsit.com/
For more details about the Tech Talent Charter please visit: https://techtalentcharter.co.uk/about-the-tech-talent-charter/