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Respect and inclusion

At the heart of our talent strategy

At Deloitte we are working hard to ensure that our people are diverse, our environment is truly inclusive, and we reflect the make-up of today’s society. We believe a more diverse workforce brings diversity of thought, which will drive success, and we want to ensure every individual is comfortable being themselves and is respected. We want to show that everyone can thrive, develop and succeed in our firm based on their talent, regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or any other dimension that can be used to differentiate people from one another.

We have created a short film to help everyone at Deloitte think about their personal responsibility to treat people with respect and to judge others on the value they do, and can, bring.

Inclusion

Deloitte’s eleven Diversity Networks connect people who share affinity indicators such as gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability and parenting / caring responsibilities. These networks play a vital role in fostering a culture of inclusion, and an environment where we all feel safe and look out for one another. They engage more than 6,000 members from around the UK and provide support and a shared sense of belonging to our people, develop important links with clients and play an important role in connecting with the broader community. They come together regularly to share their plans and collaborate.

Deloitte has been a signatory of the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter since 2017. We are committed to an ambition of 25% female partners by 2020 and 40% by 2030. Of the 78 partners promoted in the UK on 1 June 2019, 41% were women. This takes Deloitte’s female partners to 21%. Read more in our annual Impact Report.

In 2017, we agreed our BAME action plan including a commitment that by 2021, 10% of our partners will be BAME. We are proud to be a signatory of BITC’s Race at Work Charter.

We are increasing our focus on disability inclusion and have pledged our support to The Valuable 500 campaign. In particular, we are working with Auticon to scale our approach to recruiting and retaining neurodiverse talent.

We are focused on ensuring that we have an inclusive culture, underpinned at all times by respect - we firmly believe that diversity is simply not possible without this foundation.

Agile Working

Deloitte is committed to developing working practices through a combination of formal and informal arrangements, that support agility in terms of where, when and how we work.

With the right consideration given to individual needs, those of the team and the nature of the work, our WorkAgility framework provides a platform for our people to consider a blend of day to day actions and formal options, which help them to manage the balance between demanding personal and professional priorities.

Our approach is underpinned by three principles: trust and respect; focus on output (not presenteeism); and open two-way communication.

Our award-winning Time Out scheme enables employees to take a four-week block of unpaid leave once a year, for any reason, at a time that suits them and the business.

Wellbeing

We are committed to offering an environment which supports both the mental and physical wellbeing of our people.

We have access to state of the art on campus gym facilities in our London and Reading offices, as well as subsidised access to gyms across the country.

We host a programme of wellbeing events and activities, in addition to those which are captured as part of our core learning curriculum.

We have an employee network, Thrive @ Deloitte, who are dedicated to supporting each individual and their wellbeing within the workplace, and beyond. We also have a network of trained mental health champions at Partner level, who employees can approach confidentially, outside of line management structures, if they have a mental health problem or concern. All the champions have had professional training to give them a basic understanding of mental health, as well as knowledge of the support that is available through the firm. The champions are also available to give advice to managers about facilitating conversations with team members who they suspect are experiencing mental ill health.

Awards

  • Winner - AAT: Top Accounting Firm to Work for 2019
  • Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies (ranked 14th) 2019
  • Top 30 Employers for Working Families 2019
  • Silver status for MIND, Wellbeing Workplace Index 2019
  • Top Employers for Great Place to Work
  • Social Mobility Employer Index 2019 (ranked 6th)
  • 2018 Top Companies (ranked 15th)
  • Business in the Community Best Employers for Race 2018
  • Winner - Employee Benefits Awards, Best Benefits to Support Diversity & Inclusion (2018)
  • The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2019

Memberships and Partnerships

  • Business in the Community – Gender and Race campaigns
  • Business Disability Forum
  • City Mental Health Alliance
  • My Family Care
  • Stonewall
  • Working Families
  • Involve
  • Timewise

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