The awards acknowledged and celebrated those with a commitment to good practice above and beyond legal compliance and innovative approaches that will inspire other employers. CA was recognised for demonstrating a clear response to the specific challenge of intergenerational inclusion, with definitive and measurable outcomes and evidence of significant impact.
Sue Henley, Head of Diversity & Inclusion for CA Technologies in EMEA, said: “We’re incredibly proud to have received this award. CA faces the same challenges that many organisations see every day when it comes to engaging with and supporting employees across a broad generational spectrum. Many of our mainframe software engineers are approaching retirement age, whilst we also have recent graduate developers working in centres from Santa Clara, California to Hyderabad, India. Our challenge, like many firms, is how to leverage all these incredible people to gain the maximum business benefit, while also ensuring that their developmental, emotional and career aspirations are fulfilled.”
As part of the Company’s global diversity and inclusion programme, THRIVE, CA employees are actively involved in volunteer workgroups such as The Generational Employee Network, to help CA address intergenerational issues for all employees. Working in partnership with the business, The Generational Network organises awareness events, provides specific help to address employee concerns and delivers tangible programs with the objective of driving business growth and making a difference to people’s lives.
The team has created, implemented and supported a plan of action to address the needs of every generation, from encouraging Gen Z to consider a career in technology, to supporting Gen Y interns, to facilitating knowledge transfers between Gen X and Boomers.
Roy French, Chair of the Generations Diversity Group, said: “From arranging reverse mentoring, to organising external speakers to come to CA and share their wisdom, the Generations Group at CA has built cross organisational networks, shared insights from those inside and outside the company and had a great deal of fun too. Helping our colleagues expand on their ideas and engaging young people in the technology industry has all proven to be incredibly satisfying. We are just getting started.”
Denise Keating, Chief Executive, enei commented: “The enei Annual Awards recognise the commitment of organisations to achieving diverse and inclusive workplaces, celebrating the teams and individuals who really are making a difference. We have been encouraged by the steps organisations have taken to promote equality and diversity and hope this will encourage other companies to follow their lead. There were over 126 applications for the awards this year and we are delighted that so many organisations are prepared to publicly demonstrate best practice and have been publicly recognised for the innovative work they are doing.”