The coming together of people from different backgrounds is at the heart of innovation – it’s by working outside of our usual pattern of knowledge and combining our unique life experiences that we develop a greater understanding of the markets and people we are seeking to connect with.
Currently, just 19% of the tech workforce are women, and only 15% of the UK tech workforce are from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds.
Fostering diversity as a core value allows you to build a workforce that is more representative of the UK population and therefore better able to serve its audience’s needs.
Prioritising diversity and inclusion also has a snowball effect on your reputation and attractiveness with new talent.
According to Glassdoor, 67% of job seekers consider workplace diversity to be a key factor when considering opportunities, with more than 50% of current employees expressing a desire for their current workplace to do better as far as diversity is concerned.
In a market as candidate led as the technology sector, this is crucial for staying ahead of the competition and attracting the very best talent.