Gender, Fairness and Diversity Policy

 

Purpose

Askable recognises its talented and diverse workforce as a key competitive advantage.  Our business success is a reflection of the quality and skill of our people. Askable is committed to seeking out and retaining the finest human talent to ensure top business growth and performance.

Recognition

Diversity management benefits individuals, teams, our company as a whole, and our researchers. We recognise that Askable staff bring their own unique capabilities, experiences and characteristics to their work. Askable values such diversity at all levels of the company.

Respect and Dignity

Askable believes in treating all people with respect and dignity. We strive to create and foster a supportive and understanding environment in which all staff realise their maximum potential within the company, regardless of their differences. Askable is committed to employing the best people to do the best job possible and recognise the importance of reflecting the diversity of our staff, researchers and participants in our workforce.

Encompass Differences

The diversity in Askable staff encompasses differences in ethnicity, gender, language, age, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, physical and mental ability, thinking styles, experience, and education. Askable considers that the wide array of perspectives that results from such diversity promotes innovation and business success.

Disadvantaged

Askable recognises that there are distinct demographic groups that have long been disadvantaged. It is recognised that racism, ageism, sexism and other forms of discrimination are problems both for Askable and society as a whole.

Career Development and Promotion

Askable rewards excellence and all staff are promoted on the basis of their performance. All managers are trained in managing diversity to ensure that staff are treated fairly and evaluated objectively.

Safe environment

Askable provides a safe and pleasant environment for our staff. We offer:

          Flexible working time arrangements

          Employee education assistance

          Open communications

          Supportive culture

          Mentoring

Reporting

Askable is committed to tackling cultural stereotypes both within and outside our organisation. We have clear reporting lines for any type of discrimination or harassment combined with follow-up to prevent future incidents.

Roles and responsibilities

Executive Team – The executive team is responsible for creating a culture within Askable that supports gender, fairness and diversity.  The executive team will ensure that the Askable’s commitments set out in this policy extend to all Askable staff, researchers and participants.

All Staff – All Askable staff are required to respect the diversity of the Askable team and treat others fairly.  Where staff consider that behaviour has occurred that contradicts requirements set out in this policy, they will report such behaviour appropriately.