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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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:
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.
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.