We are committed to ensure that everyone working with or for Hymans Robertson is treated fairly and equally and has the same experience and opportunities. This commitment is set out in full in our Diversity and Inclusion policy.
Our goal is for Hymans Robertson to better reflect and represent the wider UK population as far as possible. To us, this is quite simply the right thing to do for many reasons and we care deeply about achieving this goal.
For our 100th birthday we've been focusing on themes that tie in with our purpose of 'Together, building better futures'. On 29 September we're hosting a virtual event to explore the part we can all play in building a more diverse and inclusive future.
Like many businesses across the UK, we found women were under-represented at a senior level in the firm. We have been, and continue to, work hard to improve this gender balance through reciprocal mentoring, flexible working practices, technology to support agile working and support for those returning from maternity and shared parental leave. We’re pleased to report that women now represent 35% of our partners. Our work is far from finished however, and we continue to challenge unconscious bias and out-dated perceptions of work and career paths to increase the number of women progressing to the top level in our firm.
You can find out more about how we are tackling the gender pay gap here.
Ignorance is diversity and inclusion's biggest enemy. We want everyone to understand and acknowledge the experiences of others, so that they can be the best agents for change. That’s why we have mandatory diversity and inclusion training, and run ‘diversity dialogues’ on many topics, most recently in relation to the experiences of our black colleagues.
Ignorance is diversity and inclusion's biggest enemy. We want everyone to understand and acknowledge the experiences of others, so that they can be the best agents for change.
Achieving our goals requires ongoing dialogue and action. To make sure that every voice is heard, our Diversity & Inclusion group, made up of individuals from across the firm, seeks feedback and ideas from all areas of the business on a regular basis. The group discusses topical issues, shares knowledge and experience and makes recommendations to senior management, often sponsoring events themselves.
We are committed to achieving our goals of an inclusive, diverse, happy, fulfilled and productive workforce. Not only for the benefits to our people, but the benefits to our firm, our clients and wider society.
Top 10 Flexible Employer
Diversity Project - Creating a more inclusive culture in Investment
ENEI TIDE Silver Standard 2020
Family Friendly Working Scotland Top Employer Award 2020
Government's Disability confident scheme