Diversity and inclusion
What we’re doing to make sure we have a diverse workforce and an inclusive working environment.
Diversity and inclusion at GDS
Find out what our staff say about the importance of diversity and inclusion.
It’s important to us that we represent the society we serve
We want to have a diverse workforce and an inclusive working environment.
To make it happen, we:
- measure and improve diversity at GDS
- create an inclusive working environment through our networks
- embed inclusivity at all levels of GDS, including leadership
- ensure diversity and representation at all levels
Respect, collaboration and trust are at the core of our culture. We trust each other to do our best work. We believe in our mission and work for the whole population. We can only do that by being an equitable organisation ourselves.
We believe that diverse teams are better. We are trying to make sure that everyone has a fair and equitable experience of being on the team and progressing in the team.
Creating an inclusive environment
We have a strong group of networks operating across the organisation, nearly all of which are sponsored by a senior leader.
These networks include:
- REACH network
- The mental health and wellbeing network
- Disability at GDS
- LGBT+ group
- GDS introverts network
- Social mobility network
- Women’s network
Our networks challenge everyone in the organisation to think about how we can be more inclusive in every aspect of our work.
As a Disability Confident employer, we are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people.
All disabled applicants who apply and meet the essential criteria for the role will be invited to interview.
We want a place where people can bring their whole best selves to work. Where they really feel like they’re valued for who they are, never have to hide who they are.
A great place to work for veterans
All veterans who apply and meet the minimum criteria for a role will be invited to the next stage of the recruitment process. In most cases that will be an interview, but depending on the role it might be an online test or other assessment.
Read more about the Great Place to Work for Veterans scheme.
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