The Bridge (part of the Morson Group) Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a working environment in which all individuals can make the best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment, and in which all decisions are based on merit. The diversity pledge is agreed by Jobcentre Plus and the Recruitment Employment Confederation (REC). The pledge applies to both, the public and private sectors and is a commitment to delivering the diversity agenda and developing best practice as an industry.
The Bridge is committed to diversity and has pledged to:
- Value and harness the differences between people and the benefits that can be gained from those differences.
- Actively seek to identify diverse candidate pools and promote their engagement.
- Review all aspects of the employment process to eradicate unjustifiable discrimination.
- Promote recruitment and selection of best practice in accordance with the agreed standards.
- Work with others to challenge discrimination where it is found.
We do not discriminate against staff on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, part-time or fixed term status (protected characteristics).
The principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity also apply to the way in which staff treat visitors, clients, customers, suppliers and former staff members.
All staff have a duty to act in accordance with this policy and treat colleagues with dignity at all times, and not to discriminate against or harass other members of staff, regardless of their status.
Diversity far exceeds ‘doing good’ but it is about ‘doing good for business’, top performance can be achieved through diversity, therefore employers must have a mixture of backgrounds, cultures, approaches and thinking to excel.
Melissa Herrick, HR BP for The Bridge, comments: “In addition, skills shortages are becoming an increasing concern, posing a risk to short-term and long-term recruitment requirements for companies. It is becoming increasingly critical to recruit talent from every possible source in order to thrive in the 21st-century recruitment industry. Embracing diversity is a necessity."