NFU Mutual encourages all its employees to develop to their full potential and we support the Women in Finance Charter. In October 2018 when we signed the Charter, we had 36% female representation in senior management. Our target, published in September 2019, was to reach 38% by the end of September 2021. As of 30th September this year we have 39% female representation in senior management.
In order to achieve this progress against our target we introduced a number of initiatives:
- Unconscious Bias training for all recruiting managers
- Coaching and re-familiarisation training for employees returning from career breaks
- Extending our mentoring programme to support career development
- Reviewing candidate lists for all management vacancies to ensure a more diverse pool of suitable candidates
We will continue to implement these initiatives to ensure we maintain and build on our progress so far.
We believe that by being fair, consistent, objective and professional in our approach to recruiting, promoting, managing and developing all our people, NFU Mutual will continue to be a Great Place to Work.