Leading integrated support services company Carillion has today been named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women for the second year running, in recognition of being a leader in workplace gender equality.
In order to be considered for the list, companies have to go through a comprehensive submission process managed by the gender equality campaign at Business in the Community. All organisations within the Top 50 have demonstrated that gender equality is a key part of their business strategy, with consistent commitment to creating workplaces and cultures that are inclusive of women from entry level through to senior leadership,
Over the past year Carillion has continued to strive to create a working environment in which women can thrive by making positive changes such as:
- extending UK maternity policy to 12 weeks full and 6 weeks half pay for all women;
- developing a flexible working policy to support a better work-life balance;
- enhancing leadership development programmes to focus on the female talent pool;
- piloting a ‘Top 50 List’ for a Women in Leadership programme;
- upskilling line managers and introducing unconscious bias training.
- These changes have already resulted in a 4% increase in women in leadership roles, a 6% increase in women in operational roles, and a 20% increase in maternity returns.
“I am delighted that Carillion has been recognised for our commitment to gender equality for the second year running. We strive to make Carillion a welcoming and inclusive place for everyone and we know the benefits a diverse team contributes to business success.”
Kathryn Nawrockyi, Gender Director at Business in the Community said: “Huge congratulations to Carillion on being named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2016 – the process was highly competitive so they should be extremely proud of their success. They have demonstrated a commitment for fundamentally changing workplace processes and cultured to make them inclusive to all, benefitting women and men at every level in their organisation and I hope they inspire other employers to do the same.”