Signed on the dotted line: the Tech Talent Charter
Viewber has joined more than 680 forward-thinking companies in signing the Tech Talent Charter – a Government-sponsored initiative designed to promote greater diversity and inclusion within the digital sector. The end goal of the Charter is to maximise digital tech employment opportunities and participation from historically underrepresented groups.
We join organisations including Sky, Lloyds, BT, Deloitte, Channel 4 and Leeds City Council in driving best practice when we recruit to our growing organisation. As a Charter signatory, we have become part of a collaborative society where ideas and innovative practices are developed, discussed and shared.
In order to sign the Tech Talent Charter, Viewber had to make four positive commitments to increasing the inclusion and diversity of the UK’s tech workforce:
1. To identify a senior signatory responsible for upholding the Charter commitments
2. To plan for improved inclusion during staff recruitment and retention
3. To commit to consulting with and contributing to the Tech Talent Charter community
4. To contribute employment diversity data for publication in the Tech Talent Charter’s annual Diversity in Tech report.
Viewber’s founder, Ed Mead, comments on why it voluntarily signed up to the Tech Talent Charter:
“The digital sector is fast-paced, creative and fulfilling - but the wider industry recognises there has been some real inequality, especially when it comes to recruitment. That’s why the Tech Talent Charter is vital. As a collective we are helping to address imbalances and look forward to improving our in-house ethos by learning from other model companies.”
“Signing the Charter also keeps us, as a company, in check. Our open commitment to fairness and diversity not only underpins who we hire but also how we develop individuals,” adds Ed. “The bottom line is we’ve made Viewber even more accountable for its actions and the ability to self-regulate is something we see as helpful.”
Ed goes on to say that becoming a Charter signatory is an outward sign to future employees that Viewber is an inclusive organisation – one that works without barriers when it comes to age, gender, ethnicity or any other defining characteristic. “We want applicants to know they can interview with us with confidence. Once employed, they also have the reassurance they’ll be respected, listened to and valued for their digital tech contributions, first and foremost.”
“We’d love to see more companies in the property sector sign up to the Tech Talent Charter, especially as proptech and automation is increasingly important in the workplace. Signatories are generously supported through active engagement, toolkits, tech festivals, events and ambassador programmes, while benchmarking facilities allow companies to evaluate and improve in relation to peers.”
If you specialise in digital tech, we’d love to hear from you. New opportunities will present themselves as Viewber grows, so why not join us on our journey?
What is the Tech Talent Charter? Watch this!