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Cogapp

Web Design & Development, Multimedia Production, Strategy, App Development, Consultancy, Mobile Design & Development, User Experience
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Equality and Diversity policy

Having a workforce that is inclusive and diverse is something that is important to us all at Cogapp.

Employing / working with people regardless of age, disability, sex or gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, religion or belief and sexual orientation helps us to thrive and be innovative.

How do we do this?

To foster a diverse and inclusive working environment we:

  • Actively seek out and encourage people from groups under-represented in the tech industry with a strong, relevant skill set to apply for roles either as full time employees or freelancers and recruit on the basis of aptitude and ability.

  • When someone self-identifies as under-represented and applies for a job with us we will meet them in person to explore the possibilities.

  • Set up a Diversity Working Group made up of a subset of employees. The group gets together regularly to discuss ways we can be more inclusive. Some suggestions so far have included:

    • Working with Codebar to get underrepresented people into programming.

    • Making sure everyone feels heard and respected including quieter team members by using introvert-friendly brainstorm techniques, such as silent brainstorms.

    • Allowing staff to become mentors for people in under-represented groups externally to encourage them to get into digital and potentially get to a stage where we can hire them.

    • Organising and funding the decorating of our eight-storey building in rainbow colours for Brighton Pride.

  • Set up and play an active role in a sector-wide Diversity Working Group

  • Speak about Diversity at the Wired Sussex Skills Summit

Find out more at https://www.cogapp.com/equality-and-diversity-policy