We have a clear employer value proposition that actively encourages a wide range of viewpoints and contributions, and offers the ability to influence the company and progress. By clearly stating what we can offer candidates in exchange for working with us, we hope to attract a wider pool of candidates seeking to work in the type of supportive environment we offer.
We use software that checks for gender bias in our job descriptions and suggests changes, to ensure we attract a wide range of candidates.
We also regularly review the accessibility of our job adverts via an equal opportunities survey that we ask candidates to fill in anonymously, if they feel comfortable doing so. The results of this show us how diverse our applicant pool is and where we might need to do more work.
Our employee referral scheme offers a generous payment with the aim of empowering and motivating staff to seek out a variety of candidates they have come across in their own networks and put them forward for positions.
Commercial Talent Programme
We offer an entry-level talent scheme for sales roles that uses skills-based hiring techniques, rather than CVs. This ensures we have a strong pipeline of diverse talent, rather than relying on industry-relevant experience. The scheme is marketed to those with little industry experience and people who have not been to university.
New Voices Programme
We run an annual 12-week programme designed to nurture the next generation of business journalists. It is open to those who want to break into journalism and who come from communities and groups that have typically been marginalised and underrepresented in our industry.