DATCHET, November 1, 2017 – CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) has been named by Business in the Community (BITC) as one of the UK’s Best Employers for Race in a new listing published today. It identifies the 65 best UK employers for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people.
“We are delighted to be included on BITC’s list of Best Employers for Race. At CA, we are dedicated to creating and promoting a diverse workforce and inclusive culture for everyone,” said Sue Henley, EMEA Head of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at CA Technologies.
“Our Global D&I Program, Thrive, aims to create and nurture an environment where employees can unleash their full potential. By embracing a culture that is all-inclusive - across gender, ethnicity, generation, physical capabilities, or sexual orientation – Thrive helps CA to attract top talent, motivate and retain its staff, and engage a high-performing workforce that achieves winning results.”
Creating a Best Employers for Race list was one of the recommendations made in the McGregor-Smith Review of race in the workplace earlier this year, to showcase best practice on race equality in UK workplaces. Successful organisations had to evidence that they are putting leadership on race into place within their organisations, creating inclusive workplace cultures and taking action in at least one of three areas - leadership, progression and recruitment. They also had to be able to demonstrate the impact of these policies on BAME employees. The listing is unranked and includes 65 public and private sector organisations listed in alphabetical order who collectively represent the best employers for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people in the UK.
An ethnicity business-focused workgroup of employees, set up as part of Thrive and led by Narinder Phull, Director FP&A, develops initiatives to help the business attract, recruit, develop and retain top BAME talent. Both senior management and the workgroup are committed to helping create a balanced workforce within the business and the wider tech industry.
Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director at Business in the Community, said: “Congratulations to CA Technologies on being named in the first ever Best Employers for Race listing. They are taking a comprehensive and strategic approach to tackling racial inequalities within their organisation and have shown their commitment and leadership on this issue. I hope more employers will follow their example of best practice and take part in the 2018 listing. If employers truly want their workplaces to reflect the clients, communities and customers they serve, the time to act is now.”
The full list of the Best Employers for Race 2017 is available via the Business in the Community website: https://race.bitc.org.uk/awards-benchmarking/best-employers-race-2017