Quintessa is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among its employees, eliminating unlawful discrimination, and ensuring employees are treated equitably. The Company empowers its employees to participate in all aspects of the business and to be able to give their best. It also seeks to promote a feeling of respect and belonging.
We celebrate the fact that our principal assets are talented individuals, and recognise that their diversity is an important asset in itself. This is especially the case because their diversity translates to cognitive diversity, which is invaluable when applied to the problems we endeavour to solve on a day-to-day basis.
To that end, we aim to continue to improve our diversity by fostering a genuinely inclusive culture, creating a sense of belonging and upholding equality. Our approach to inclusivity is considerate of the needs of both each individual, and the wider Company. We recognise that everyone has different needs and thrives under different circumstances, and we respect those differences. We have the flexibility to support all of our employees in a tailored way, for example by providing them with: flexible working hours and locations; choice over career development and involvement in different types of projects; an enhanced parental leave policy; and opportunities for discussions on any aspect of the company that an employee might find was holding them back. In addition, we support the communities we are a part of and the causes our employees are passionate about through charitable donations, and have held various internal seminars to discuss equality, diversity and inclusion issues such as Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Transgender & Gender Equality and Supporting Working Parents and Carers.
Our recruitment process is continually evolving to further encourage and support applicants from all interested persons, for example through careful consideration of job advert wording and anonymising CVs and application letters. The Company is committed to achieving a recruitment process, and a working environment, which provides equality of opportunity, freedom from unlawful discrimination, and inclusion for all applicants irrespective of their background, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, sexuality and any disability.
As with anything else, we are always keen to learn and improve, and welcome open dialogue with any and all individuals to facilitate this.