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 we 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.
Traditionally, the engineering industry hasn’t attracted diverse talent and the applicants that apply to our advertised roles 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 we use gender neutral language in our job advertisements. We’re also reviewing our selection process so that it works for neurodiverse applicants and we use diverse interview panels whenever we can.
One of the ways we are trying to do this is by using platforms like VERCIDA and Textio:
VERCIDA is a tech platform that will improve our current candidate attraction strategy. It lets us attract and retain diverse talent in a proactive way.
VERCIDA presents data that reveals patterns, trends and associations into how well we attract diverse talent to our roles. This informs the proactive initiatives we take to increase the diversity within our hiring and workforce.
In addition, the platform uses ReciteMe, an accessibility software which ensures our vacancies are fully accessible in real-time and meets AA accessibility standards.
Textio is a tool we use to bring powerful language to our job adverts and make them more attractive to a diverse range of candidates. Textio allows us to identify which language we should and shouldn’t use; this can range from words that are more attractive to men, to sentences which aren’t appealing to a certain group of candidates.
How have our employees empowered inclusion for diverse groups?
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