September ’s Health and Wellbeing focus is inclusion.
At Octavius, we want to be an inclusive and great place for everyone to work, so this earlier this year we launched our approach to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) including how we support diverse talent acquisition and retention.
We willingly and enthusiastically embrace and celebrate our differences – in experiences, backgrounds, ways of thinking and working. Being inclusive is not only the right thing to do; it also means that our colleagues are more engaged, motivated and productive.
What is inclusion?
Whilst diversity and inclusion often go hand in hand, inclusion is different to diversity, it involves removing barriers and fostering a safe culture where everyone feels included.
An inclusive workplace ensures that everyone, regardless of their background, race, religion, hidden or visible disability, or gender, has equal access to opportunities and resources.
We are committed to ensuring everyone who works for us feels included, respected and valued. We are continuously exploring avenues to remove barriers and foster a working environment where everyone regardless of their background is given equal opportunities to learn, grown and thrive. We recently launched our first Network, the Women’s Network, a space were women within the company are given the space to openly express, bond with likeminded people, find allies and champions. We are currently working on launching more networks in the coming months.