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If you were looking for a new job, what would help you make your final decision? The organisations reputation, ethical stance, salary - or could there be more to it?
Research shows that more and more people are looking to work for organisations which share their own ideals and values. They want to work for organisations that care about their wellbeing in a meaningful way. They want to work for organisations where they can be themselves, where they are treated as an individual.
People are increasingly attracted to organisations with inclusion at their heart, that respect and value diversity and accessibility. Somewhere they can be proud to say they work, that fits in with their lifestyle and they can identify with.
Why should they choose us?
At Cambridge Assessment we’ve built on more than 150 years of solid foundations and good reputation. We are a not-for profit organisation, based in Cambridge but making a huge difference to over 8 million students around the world.
We are proud of our global position as experts in leading-edge education and assessment. We work with teachers and governments in more than 170 countries and have a global workforce of over 2,500 people.
On the surface we already have a lot to offer potential candidates, but there is more, much more, and we wanted help getting this message out.
So, we joined forced with employment and diversity experts VERCIDA. The name stands for Values, Equality, Respect, Culture, Inclusion, Diversity and Accessibility.
What makes us special?
Competition for the top candidates is fierce but we also need to invest time into attracting a more diverse workforce.
Innovation comes from diversity and the sharing of different ideas. For us, our main priority is wellbeing and we go out of our way to make sure everyone feels welcome and is given the tools and support they need to succeed.
Moving from an existing role into management can throw up many different issues for our staff, so we have put in place a professional development programme to nurture new managers, helping them get the best out of themselves and the people they manage. Good management makes for happy work places.
My favourite part is our staff network groups. They are a great way for me to find out what different groups look for when job searching but they are also a brilliant way for people to meet others across the organisation which they may not usually get to. A lot of people have found these groups a nice way to help them settle into the organisation and make new friends quickly.
Our jobs aren’t just for people from education backgrounds
Yes, we employ a lot of ex-teachers and researchers but we also employ people across a wide spectrum of careers, from data analysts and web designers to global security experts and caterers. And we make their well-being and professional development a priority.
Are you are interested in a career with Cambridge Assessment? Please click here.
VERCIDA works with over one hundred clients who are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. If you are an employer and interested in working with VERCIDA to promote your diversity and inclusion initiatives and attract the best candidates, please call 02037405973 or email [email protected] for more information.
We are also officially recommended by Disability Confident as a step on achieving Employer status, please click here for more information.