Campaigns, programmes and partnerships

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

 At Morgan McKinley diversity is not a one-off or “tick the box” exercise but an ongoing commitment. In January 2015 we therefore established our Diversity and Inclusion Committee, consisting of employees from all areas of the business to:

  • Set strategic direction and prioritise our actions globally
  • Increase and promote diversity and equal opportunities awareness within our business
  • Ensure that our candidate attraction and selection campaigns are in line with our diversity and inclusion strategy; 
  • Set up a range of monitoring, benchmarking and feedback processes so that we can accurately measure our activity and outcomes
  • Enhance Morgan McKinley’s corporate image, reputation and standing within the markets we operate.

Career Ready

Career Ready

Morgan McKinley partners with Career Readya national charity that links schools and colleges with employers to help prepare young people for the world of work.

We help Career Ready provide a structured programme by offering internships, through our employee volunteers becoming mentors and by using our skills to run masterclasses and workplace visits to give 16-19 year olds the work experience and skills they need to be able to perform more effectively in the wider world. This highly successful programme, which has run for over ten years, is designed to complement students’ studies.

Career Ready works with 140 schools and colleges who operate 180 programmes across the UK. Over 2,700 students from all parts of the UK are currently on the programme. Since they began in 2002, over 5,000 students have graduated from the programme. 

Career Ready students are often from urban areas of social need. We give students, who may have little family background of higher education or experience of social mobility, the confidence and opportunity to engage with employers.

Over 85% of Career Ready students progress to university or directly into employment or work based learning such as apprenticeships or school leaver programmes. 

And it’s not just the students who benefit, our employees have reported that their experience with Career Ready has enhanced their development and helped them to demonstrate their corporate values.

We regularly host employability workshops and networking days for students from partnering colleges and schools and offer a relaxed yet professional environment to network with Morgan McKinley recruitment specialists, as well as advice on interviewing techniques and CV writing skills.

 

ENEI

ENEI

The Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI) is the UK's leading employer network covering all aspects of equality and inclusion issues in the workplace. We are currently  using the tools and resources provided by ENEI to ensure that we are doing whatever it takes to remove any discriminatory barriers to recruitment.

As members of ENEI we are supported through: 

Research and campaigning: ENEI’s employer led research underpins their national campaigns. Thier current focus is raising awareness of unconscious bias and where this can occur throughout the employment cycle, training on which we currently offer to all employees.


Best practice advice and guidance: ENEI provide expert advice and guidance covering a range of inclusion and employment topics, such as recruiting diverse talent, flexible working, setting up employee network groups and understanding the law.

Employer led events: Enabling us to share our learnings and network with other leading organisations at roundtable discussions. These sessions cover current topics and include employer led talks, conferences and seminars.

Specialist training and consultancy support services: ENEI offer a unique and outstanding training and consultancy service, that includes:

  • Unconscious Bias research, training and auditing.
  • Inclusive Leadership and culture change
  • Policy Reviews, strategy development and organisational diagnostics
  • Organisational Development and diversity benchmarking. 

Research shows that individuals perform better when they can be themselves at work. Morgan MckInley is helping to lead the way by working with ENEI and utilising forward thinking practices from other leading employers.

Disability Confident Employer

Disability Confident Employer

Morgan McKinley is a Disability Confident employer, being part of this scheme ensures we successfully employ and retain disabled people and those with health conditions and that everyone within our business has the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

Disability Confident is a government lead initiative which works with employers to challenge attitudes, increase understanding of disability and remove barriers.

There are nearly 6 million people of working age in the UK who are disabled or have a health condition. There has historically been a large gap between the numbers of disabled people employed compared with non-disabled people.

The aims for Disability Confident are to:

  • engage and encourage employers to become more confident so they employ and retain disabled people
  • increase understanding of disability and the benefits of employing or retaining disabled people
  • increase the number of employers taking action to be Disability Confident
  • make a substantial contribution towards halving the disability employment gap

We are committed to reducing the disability employment gap. We have a crucial role to play in this, by building a reputation as a Disability Confident employer that actively seeks out and hires skilled disabled people, we are helping to positively change attitudes, behaviours and cultures, not just in our immediate business but in our networks, supply chains, and the communities around us.
 

The ‘Big Idea’ 

The Big Idea

 

We partner and advertise all internal vacancies with ‘The Big Idea’, a central hub for diversity specialists, forward-thinking employers and jobseekers to communicate, helping us build an inclusive workforce.

the Big I.D.E.A.’ stands for Inclusion, Diversity, Equality, Accessibility and is powered by DiversityJobs.co.uk.
With so much on the internet relating to Inclusion, Diversity, Equality, and Accessibility, it has become time consuming and confusing to make sense of the large number of fragmented sites offering information. 

The Big I.D.E.A. pulls together the best of what the industry has to offer in one easy to use interactive site. Combining a broad range of perspectives, from job seekers and industry leading experts, to the diversity policy makers, ‘the big I.D.E.A.’ draws together the best service providers, news, awards, events, opinions, support, products, training and all things I.D.E.A. It applauds best practice and showcases positivity, and best of all the site accessible for all – in one place.

The Big I.D.E.A. continuously provides fresh, relevant content which can sometimes be provocative, sometimes be controversial, but will always be interesting, involving, and engaging.