Bringing together industries and organisations to drive diversity and address gender imbalance in technology roles.

The Tech Talent Charter (TTC) is a commitment by organisations to a set of undertakings that aim to deliver greater diversity in the tech workforce of the UK, one that better reflects the make-up of the population. Signatories of the charter make a number of pledges in relation to their approach to recruitment and retention. Although it is very much an employer-led initiative, in March 2017 the TTC was supported in the government’s policy paper on the UK Digital Strategy.

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I NEED TO SELL-IN

I’m ready to sign up to the Charter but need to get my company on board with what being a Signatory will mean.

I'M READY TO SIGN

I'm ready to formally become a TTC signatory and publicise my company's commitment to diversity.

I'M A SIGNATORY

I am ready to drive diversity in my workforce. Show me how to plan, assess, inspire and advocate.

The TTC Pledge process

  • To effect meaningful change, signatories of the TECH TALENT CHARTER pledge to:

    1. having a senior-level, named representative with responsibility for the Charter commitments;
    2. adopting inclusive recruitment processes, working toward a goal that, wherever possible, women are included on the shortlist for interviews;
    3. ensuring they have employment policies and practices that support the development and retention of an inclusive and diverse workforce;
    4. working collectively with other signatories to develop, share and implement protocols and best practice for the practical implementation of the aims of this Charter;
    5. contributing their employment diversity data into a common central anonymised database, for sharing amongst signatories bi-annually, and for publishing publicly in an annual report.

  • To become a Tech Talent Charter signatory, companies must secure internal sign-off and commit to 4 things.  These can be boiled down to People, Plan, Practice & Data:

    1. People
      To have a named senior-signatory who will publicly and internally sponsor and champion the TTC.  Some organisations might want an additional operational person to support this.
    2. Plan
      To have an internal plan which seeks to improved diversity and inclusion within the organisation.  There is no set form or required elements.  It should just include concrete action and be fit for purpose for your company.
    3. Practice
      Be willing to share best practice via case studies and blogs, sharing tools or policies, or speaking at our events.
    4. Data
      Submit annual data which is aggregated and anonymised which then informs our benchmarking reports. This form is included in the sell-in pack.

    Once a company can commit to these, they are ready to Sign-up

  • Become a signatory of the TECH TALENT CHARTER to show your commitment to supporting recruitment and retention practices that are designed to increase workforce diversity.

    SIGN THE CHARTER
  • Engage with resources & guidelines, gather & assess your diversity data, inspire your organisation and find out how to advocate for diversity by visiting the Signatory Hub regularly.

    GO TO SIGNATORY HUB

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