Why every person matters
We offer mentoring programmes to all staff members, provide work buddies for new starters and access to subject matter experts to help colleagues build healthtech and clinical knowledge.
As an inclusive employer, we are frequently reviewing and updating our employee benefits so they reflect the diverse needs of our people. For example, we are supporting new parents by offering enhanced and equal maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. To date, this has positively impacted women, gay couples and colleagues from disadvantaged backgrounds. We also offer well-being days in addition to annual leave for those colleagues who need to recharge and switch off.
We run a support network with a dedicated channel for providing feedback, suggestions or concerns. Share information through our internal newsletter. And each month, we select and invite experts to discuss a specific topic, including related articles, podcasts and books. We also run a boot camp, enabling employees to discuss issues they are interested in.
Our affinity groups aim to encourage and support a diverse and inclusive workplace. Commonly known as ERG's (employee resource groups), they are usually led by colleagues who share similar characteristics. For example, religion, gender, lifestyle etc. They are open to everyone, provide support and enable colleagues to organise social events and better understand one another.
We run social events throughout the year that reflect our staff's diverse needs and consider the company's diversity. We raise awareness of different cultural events and encourage open discussions so that we can learn and understand more about each other. For example, we recently celebrated Eid with our Muslim colleagues and learnt about the significance of Ramadan and Eid.
Equally, we attend conferences or external events focused on underrepresented groups in tech. And publish regular 'day in the life' blogs to show appreciation for our people.