Mission and values
Diverse organisations have a strong, positive mission and core values. Our values provide the framework that make managing diversity a necessary long-term business objective for all.
HL people understand our values and how they can apply them to all aspects of their role. We have a specific focus on certain values (e.g. ‘do the right thing’) and their role in creating a diverse and inclusive culture.
Agile and flexible working
As an organisation who manages diversity and inclusion well, we provide flexibility not only in working arrangements but also in policies, practices and procedures.
This includes the experience of returning following maternity/paternity leave and the introduction of twilight shifts and other part-time, more flexible roles. Better technology in remote and home working improves communication and collaboration, and enables greater flexibility for many colleagues.
Transparent and fair policies and processes
All employment processes and systems, such as recruitment, induction, pay and performance appraisals must be free from any hindrances to diversity or inclusion. Our aim is to be clear, fair and transparent.
HR management information plays a key role here as does an ongoing unconscious bias training as part of our leadership programme.
Capable and informed people
We have a workforce who are aware of, and guided by, the principles of managing diversity and inclusion and managers who have the skills and training to undertake their roles fairly and effectively.
Manager and team personality trait and behaviour training runs alongside our career development and leadership development programmes.
We want HL to be a place where people can be themselves and be the best that they can be. Our culture is safe and encourages contributions from all team members, with inclusive decision making that is free from bias.
We support our seven network groups and events which promote equality, diversity and inclusion and teambuilding.
We are a national company with local heritage and support initiatives such as the Bristol Equality Charter which aim to improve equality across the City of Bristol.