Celebrating Female Engineers – International Women in Engineering Day 2020
Building our community
Creating an inclusive workplace isn’t a top-down initiative, it relies on our people at all levels to get involved and make a difference. Our Diversity Champions and Employee Networks work hard to bring our employees together and take action into keeping Siemens UK an inclusive place to work.
Tackling unconscious bias
Everyone holds unconscious beliefs which influence our choices. For objective decisions to be made, social stereotypes must be removed from our thinking. To support this, over ¾ of our line managers have attended face-to-face unconscious bias training sessions which are now available to everyone on an ongoing basis.
See how employees are working to create an inclusive culture at Siemens
Traditionally, the engineering industry hasn’t attracted diverse talent and many applicants to roles advertised aren’t fully representative of the society we live in. There is more we can do to attract and recruit a diverse workforce.
We’re looking for new ways to promote roles externally, so our job postings reach different groups and using gender neutral language in our job advertisements. We’re also reviewing our selection process so that it works for neurodiverse applicants and focusing on implementing diverse interview panels.
See how our people are helping to deliver equal opportunity for all
Changing our industry
To help our industry become more diverse and inclusive, we know that we need to make some big changes. We make sure our suppliers see the importance we place on diversity and work with customers to help drive inclusive actions in their businesses and the wider industry.
We’re also inspiring the next generation of Siemens employees through STEM events and providing educational support for teachers and young people of all ages.
Collaborating with external expert organisations allows us to check and test our action plans so they are impactful and make a difference. We’ve hosted a number of neurodiversity events, developed our Women in Leadership programme, held SeeWomen STEM events and are implementing findings from internal audits.
Hear from employees working with external partners to bring change to our business
We want to continue to be ingenious in the future
True ingenuity happens when individuals, with a broad range of opinions, perspectives and ideas are brought together. We’re setting goals to measure and report on our progress to carry this change to the heart of our business.
What if we could bring different opinions, perspectives and ideas together to deliver true ingenuity to our customers, our industry and society?
We’re working on it.
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