Data is important for understanding the success of our initiatives, but workforce profiles do not change overnight. We are confident that we have the foundations in place to make change happen. We have commitment from our board, Leadership Team and our staff. We talk about diversity and inclusion in everyday worklife, and it is becoming integral to how we do things.
In practice, this means we have introduced a staff-led diversity and inclusion group to give everybody an opportunity to shape how we do things. Almost one third of our workforce are members of this group.
Membership of the Diversity and Inclusion Group is open to all Federation staff, and all new starters are invited to join as part of their induction.
The Rooney Rule is a form of positive action to provide more opportunities for BAME candidates to be interviewed for vacancies.
We are trialling new ways of doing things, such as applying the Rooney Rule to all external recruitment. We have a consistent and transparent approach to recruitment more generally, and we have introduced a suite of internal initiatives.