Diversity and inclusion
Our inclusive approach ensures we provide a setting where differences are understood and valued so that all employees have the opportunity to do their best work. We’ve broadened our recruitment and selection regardless of disability, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief or any other protected characteristic.
Leonard Cheshire Disability’s ‘Change 100’ programme
We’ve supported Leonard Cheshire Disability’s ‘Change 100’ programme since 2015 by offering summer work placements, across a variety of roles, to students and graduates with a disability. Several students who have completed a placement with us have gone on to secure permanent roles in our business. The programme also serves as a great opportunity for the leaders in our business to understand more about how to accommodate a range of abilities in the workplace.
RIBA #SeeMeJoinMe campaign
We’re proud to support the Royal Institute of British Architect’s (RIBA) #SeeMeJoinMe campaign which celebrates and supports a more diverse and inclusive construction industry. We’re keen to show young women, parents and teachers that working in the construction industry is an opportunity open to everyone. We’ve also participated in Women in Sustainable Construction groups.
“95% of our employees say that Taylor Wimpey is committed to becoming a more inclusive organisation with a diverse workforce”
Diversity and Inclusion Steering Group
We have a number of strategic initiatives to drive further diversity and inclusion. Our Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which consists of employees who represent a cross section of our business, meets on a quarterly basis to update on progress against our strategy, plan and organise awareness campaigns and exchange information and ideas. We’re achieving good momentum through our Leadership Teams and Business Unit Champions and have active Diversity and Inclusion Plans in each of our 24 Business Units.
We want all our colleagues to enjoy a healthy work-life balance. We’re open to flexible working patterns, in relevant jobs, and fully support part time roles and job shares.
91% of our employees say “there is support available to help me manage my health and wellbeing at work". 97% say they believe Taylor Wimpey “is committed to being an ethical and responsible company" and 86% agree their line manager “promotes an appropriate work-life balance".
Our Wellbeing strategy is about ensuring our employees are motivated to do their best work in an environment where their health and wellbeing is as important as the work they do for our business. Just like diversity and inclusion, wellbeing is woven through many of the things we do with a focus on mental, physical, social and financial health for our employees.
Along with our Health & Wellbeing committee we work on providing industry best support with access to mental health support such as virtual GP, digital apps and several business wide and locally led initiatives to drive positive wellbeing for our people. Our focus is also about ensuring our colleagues enjoy a healthy work-life balance and we are open to flexible working patterns, job sharing and remote working for as many roles as possible.