At Redgate we're not yet as diverse as we'd like to be, and we're working on it.
What we're doing to improve:
Over the last eighteen months we've sought out diverse candidates from a variety of new sources outside of our traditional hiring paths, like Makers Academy. We’ll continue seeking out more new recruitment paths.
Flexible hybrid working
As a company, we have always believed it's really important to strike a balance between work and home life. For most roles, Redgate now adopts a flexible-hybrid model which means that people will typically work flexibly between a remote and office environment.
These evolving ways of working are key to helping Redgate to attract and retain a diverse workforce in the future, whilst also providing as much choice and flexibility as possible around childcare and caring responsibilities to help everyone balance work and family life.
Women in leadership
We have some great examples of women developing their careers at all levels across Redgate, which has contributed to the 13% year-on-year increase of the percentage of women in the upper middle pay quartile. Women also represent 50% of our Executive Team in the upper pay quartile, each of whom have been promoted internally after progressing in their previous roles.
Alongside flexible hybrid working, Redgate also offers enhanced paternity, maternity and shared parental pay. We offer additional support such as maternity coaching, where anyone going on maternity leave also receives support from an external coach before, during and after their leave.
This helps us to retain talented female Redgaters once they have a family and it also supports our focus on employee wellbeing.
Enhanced pension payments for women on maternity leave
Women in our Engineering internships
We partner with organizations such as SheCanCode to help progress women in STEM careers.
Our Software Engineering and Product Design internships are actively promoted as widely as possible to widen our reach. In 2021, 25% of our engineering interns were women, up from an average of 17% in previous years.
Creating a diverse environment is the responsibility of individuals just as much as the company - so we hold awareness and education events to make sure everyone in the company is informed and able to make a difference, including:
- Ada Lovelace Day workshop
- Diversity Lightning Talks
- Sponsorship of DevelopHER awards
- Sponsorship of the Women in Tech group at PASS
We give everyone at Redgate access to the resources they need to look after their mental health and be aware of each other’s needs.