We believe that individuals with different cultures, perspectives and experiences make for a richer, more productive and happier world and workplace. We want to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people, regardless of their background and make best use of their talents. We want to ensure our solutions help other companies do the same.
We seek to develop a work environment and solution where we treat all people as individuals, fairly and in a consistent way. We work within the spirit and the practice of the Equality Act 2010 by promoting a culture of respect and dignity and actively challenging discrimination, should it ever arise.
We will remove unnecessary barriers for our employees and those seeking opportunities through career moves, training and development, promotion and career planning.
Our holistic assessment solution focuses on identifying the right skills for the role. It removes bias and has been validated on over 100,000 people to demonstrate it has no adverse impact on any particular group.
This policy sets out our approach to equality and diversity. Monitor is committed to promoting equality and diversity and promoting a culture that actively values difference and recognises that people from different backgrounds and experiences can bring valuable insights to the workplace and enhance the way we work.
We aim to be an inclusive organisation, committed to providing equal opportunities throughout employment including in the recruitment, training and development of our employers and our customers’ employees and candidates, and to pro-actively tackling and eliminating discrimination.
We consider that equality means breaking down barriers, eliminating discrimination and ensuring equal opportunities and access for all groups both in employment and society at large.
We consider diversity to mean celebrating difference and valuing everyone. Each person is an individual with visible and non-visible differences and by respecting this everyone can feel valued for their contributions which is beneficial not only for the individual but for us and society as a whole.
We acknowledge that equality and diversity are not inter-changeable but inter-dependent. There can be no equality of opportunity if difference is not valued and harnessed.
Every candidate and employee is entitled to an environment that promotes dignity, equality and respect for all. We will not tolerate any acts of unlawful or unfair discrimination (including harassment) committed against a candidate employee, contractor, job applicant or visitor because of a protected characteristic:
• gender reassignment;
• marriage and civil partnership;
• pregnancy and maternity;
• race (including ethnic origin, colour, nationality and national origin);
• sexual orientation;
• religion and or belief; and
Discrimination on the basis of work pattern (part-time working, fixed term contract, flexible working) which is unjustifiable will also not be tolerated.
All our employees are encouraged to develop their skills and fulfil their potential and to take advantage of training, development and progression opportunities.
Selection for employment, promotion, training, or any other benefit is on the basis of aptitude and ability. No form of intimidation, bullying or harassment is tolerated.
Allegations regarding potential breaches of this policy are treated in confidence and investigated in accordance with the appropriate procedure. We ensure that individuals who make such allegations in good faith will not be victimised or treated less favourably as a result.
We capture candidates’ diversity demographics to promote the elimination of unlawful discrimination. Capturing this information helps us and our partners meet the aims and commitments set out in this policy. This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010, and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity. We need candidates’ help and co-operation to enable us to do this, but any information related to this is voluntary, with all candidates being given the option to opt out.