#EmbracingEquity at LucaNet
In recent years, the concept of equity has gained increased attention in the workplace. Embracing equity at work means creating an environment that supports fair treatment, equal opportunities and respect for all employees regardless of their gender, ethnicity, age or disability. This approach to work helps eliminate discriminatory practices, bias and inequality. It promotes a more diverse, inclusive and productive work environment. We know that people don’t fit into neat boxes, that’s why we ask all LucaNet candidates to avoid including pictures, their age and marital status on their CV.
Identifying biases, creating space for discussion and learning
One way to embrace equity at work is to start by identifying potential biases that might exist. This includes recruitment and promotion policies, to ensure that they are fair and unbiased. Simultaneously, providing the adequate tools for employees to learn about diversity and inclusion, as well as an open communication and feedback system that ensures that all employees feel heard and valued. Since we launched our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy last year, over 250 employees have taken part in our D&I trainings. Additionally, we conduct regular How do you feel? calls with our People department, to make sure that all employees are being heard.
Workplace culture, flexibility for everyone
Workplace Culture plays a key role when it comes to fostering diversity and inclusion. What can this look like? When it is part of the company mindset, to recognize the importance of taking the right steps to accommodate individual needs and differences, such as offering flexible working arrangements or providing reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. At LucaNet, we are extremely proud and love calling ourselves a flexible company. Our LucaFlex policy aims to allow all LucaNet employees to work where and when they work best.
By embracing equity at work, we all benefit from more engaged, productive and satisfied teams, and therefore a reduced turnover. It also helps build a positive reputation, attract and retain top talent, and therefore better performance and service for our customers.
In conclusion, embracing equity at work is not only the right thing to do, it is also good for business. By fostering an inclusive workplace culture and addressing biases and inequalities, we as a company can create a more diverse, productive and engaged workforce. It requires a commitment from our leadership, continuous education and training for all our employees and the willingness to create a safe space for feedback and adjustments.
The benefits of embracing equity are clear and compelling, and it is an essential step towards building a more just and equitable society. So, let’s join all together in commemorating International Women’s Day and let’s embrace equity!