College recognised for inclusivity
South Lanarkshire College has won a national award for their inclusivity and diversity practices in employment.
The college, which were shortlisted in the Best Diversity and Inclusion Initiative Category at the S1 Jobs Recruitment Awards, picked up the award at virtual ceremony on Thursday 26 August, which was hosted by Joel Dommett.
The college was shortlisted in the category alongside companies such as Capital City Partnership, Springfield Properties and Together Energy Limited.
The judges commended the college’s enhanced approach to equality, diversity and inclusion across all stages of the employee journey, including recruitment activities such as anonymous shortlisting, the development of HR and line managers in equality & unconscious bias training and ensuring the selection criteria & processes are fair, equal and inclusive for all candidates.
The college’s commitment to diversity and inclusion has been recognised through various engagements and awards recently including “Disability Confident Employer”, “Carer Positive Engaged” award and the “LGBT Youth Scotland Silver” award. The college employment standards are also recognised by the “Investors in People Platinum” award, the “Investors in People Health & Wellbeing” award and Leaders in Diversity.
Aileen McKechnie, Principal at South Lanarkshire College, said “I am absolutely delighted to have won this award. Inclusivity and diversity sit at the very heart of our core values as a college and we have introduced a wide range of policies and procedures that support us as a truly diverse and inclusive employer. I would like to thank all colleagues across the College for their contribution to achieving this award, particularly our brilliant Human Resources team, who are constantly looking for new ways to improve our employee journey, including in recruiting and retaining the most diverse and inclusive workforce possible.”
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