FB Rice engaged with the Workplace Gender Equity Agency to improve our initiatives and actions around gender equity. As part of the process conversations have taken place across the firm which have underpinned the development of FB Rice’s Gender Equity Plan. Over the past 12 months this plan has driven a positive impact. Take a look at how we are actively #breakingthebias...
FB Rice has engaged in the Employer of Choice for Gender Equity citation process with the Workplace Gender Equity Agency. This process has involved conversations across the firm which have underpinned the development of FB Rice’s Gender Equity Plan. The plan is based on best practice guidelines and has already made a positive impact on FB Rice’s people related initiatives.
One such initiative that has come out the EOCGE process is the target of 50 per cent female entry to the Partner and Board levels by 2026.
We regularly consult with staff on our systems and processes to ensure every member of the team has access to the same opportunities for career development and experiences the same benefits from our workplace culture and employee benefits programme. Some of our recent initiatives include:
Leadership is a continual process of development. We provide support to our leaders and people managers to help them progress in their career. FB Rice rolled out an internally designed and delivered senior author leadership programme in 2021. Coupled with 360 degree feedback and leadership coaching, FB Rice’s future leaders are well equipped for their future careers. Diversity and inclusion is a key conversation in the programme ensuring that leaders are aware of their own unconscious bias and have the confidence to call out and act on bias.
The second Human Synergistics OCI/OEI (culture) survey was completed in September 2021, following the first survey in September 2019. This survey uses an externally run questionnaire which analyses all aspects impacting our workplace culture. The survey includes questions around ‘fairness of appraisals’, ‘selection and placement’ and the ‘skills and qualities of managers and leaders’ in the firm. Some highlighted results: