Atos, a global leader in Digital Transformation, has been recognised as a Times Top 50 Employer for Women 2019. This is the first year of entering and has achieved one of the ambitions of the Atos Gender Programme, which was to be included on this list by 2022.
The company has been included for its suite of targeted actions in the primary areas of attraction and recruitment, retention and progression, culture and inclusion, monitoring and accountability and best practice. This holistic approach is aimed at providing an environment in which women can flourish and fulfil their career aspirations in a supportive environment within Atos UK and Ireland.
Some of the steps the company has taken to improve gender diversity within the context of an industry in which male representation traditionally formed the workforce majority, include:
• Targets for increased representation of women from graduate to board level and supportive measures to enable this
• Senior leaders as sponsors for women wishing to develop their careers
• Support networks such as AtosAspire – an Atos gender diversity network that forms part of the Atos Diversity Networks to recognise, develop and raise awareness around diversity and inclusion in the workplace
• Extensive family friendly policies and benefits
Adrian Gregory, Atos Global Senior Executive Vice President and CEO UK&I, said: “Strengthening gender equality and ensuring we promote an environment where female colleagues can thrive forms a key part of the broader diversity programme we are undertaking. Our focus is on attracting, recruiting and developing a high-performing workforce, where everyone can fulfil their career aspirations.”
Chloe Chambraud, Director of Gender Equality at Business in the Community, said: “Congratulations to all of the organisations who have been named as Times Top 50 Employer for Women this year. Your relentless work to make your workplace more diverse and more inclusive deserves to be recognised and celebrated. We are delighted to see a growing number of employers supporting men to take on more caring responsibilities and tackling the root causes of gender inequality.
“Historically, companies focused on policies and processes to address the inequality and bias that employees face on a daily basis. But this is not enough. It is only by changing the culture and promoting positive behaviours from the top that employers will see real change and we look forward to supporting them on this journey.”