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What is EDI?

[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion active_section=”1″ css_animation=”fadeIn”][vc_tta_section title=”Equality” tab_id=”1523998042246-c54e21b7-20a1cv”][vc_column_text]Equality is ensuring individuals or groups of individuals are not treated differently or less favourably, based on their specific protected characteristic, including areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and age. Promoting equality should remove discrimination in all these areas. Bullying, harassment or victimisation are also considered as equality and diversity issues.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Diversity” tab_id=”1523998042292-a6eab6ad-fcb4fg”][vc_column_text]Diversity in the workplace can have numerous benefits to you as an employer. Put simply, the greater the mix of people in your business, the greater the mix of skills, experiences, perspectives and ideas you can draw on. But the benefits of diversity and equality cannot be fully achieved without creating an inclusive environment.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Inclusion” tab_id=”1523998042343-9b5beff7-0961″][vc_column_text]Inclusion is a sense of belonging. Inclusive cultures make people feel respected and valued for who they are as an individual or group. People feel a level of supportive energy and commitment from others so that they can do their best at work. Inclusion often means a shift in an organisation’s mind-set and culture that has visible effects, such as participation in meetings, how offices are physically organised or access to facilities or information.

The process of inclusion engages each individual and makes people feel valued as being essential to the success of the organisation. Evidence shows that when people feel valued, they function at full capacity and feel part of the organisation’s mission. This culture shift creates higher performing organisations where motivation and morale soar, as well as reducing the risk of disputes and tribunals, an inclusive working environment that allows diversity and equality to flourish brings several business and financial benefits[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row_full_center_content” bg_color=”#000b38″ row_text_color=”row_text_light” margin_top=”-60″][vc_column][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeIn”]

New business opportunities delivered through EDI

HS2 will create opportunities to improve skills, jobs, education and the economy through its investment along the length of the route. HS2 aims to be an exemplar for the rail engineering and construction industry in acting as a driver for improvements in the sustainability of the sector by appointing the right workforce, to be available at the right time with the right skills and behaviours. The delivery of Skills, Employment and Education opportunities supports HS2’s objectives to create opportunities for young, local and underrepresented groups of people.

Laing Murphy: LM requires that all Sub-Contractors and their Supply chain support the delivery of Skills, Employment and Education opportunities in line with the requirements set out below. Contribution from the supply chain will be in terms of apprenticeship numbers and SEE output:

‘LM recognises that the workforce delivering the project must represent and reflect the great diversity of our local communities; acting as a vehicle that creates opportunities for different talent pools, resulting in improvements in social and economic wellbeing. LM will extend its existing inclusive work environment throughout the supply chain and other stakeholders and push the boundaries even further and achieving a lasting legacy in the communities that we are working in’.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row_full_center_content”][vc_column][vc_tta_accordion active_section=”1″ css_animation=”fadeIn”][vc_tta_section title=”Apprentice Requirement” tab_id=”1523997684274-37a6dddb-8ab5″][vc_column_text]EWC Area North must maintain a minimum of 2.5% of the total workforce engaged in the delivery of the works as apprentices. Suppliers will contribute towards this through a mix of new and existing apprentice with no less than 50% new starts and no more than 50% existing apprentices already employed.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Contract £3 million or above” tab_id=”1523997684293-70042c39-161a”][vc_column_text]A minimum of 1 SEE output per £3 million contract value chosen from a mix of output areas that include workless job starts, workless graduate job starts, support for the National College of High Speed Rail, support for employees registering and achieving Professional Status, work placements and school engagement.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Contracts £3million or below” tab_id=”1523997747233-d45602bf-8cce”][vc_column_text]Suppliers will be required to achieve a minimum contribution towards the EWC Area North aggregated SEE total figure. For example – 2 days of school engagement, 5 day work placement, 2 days of support for the National College for High Speed Rail or a graduate workless job start.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row_full_center_content” bg_color=”#000b38″ row_text_color=”row_text_light” margin_top=”0″][vc_column][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeIn”]

How we can help you

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Partner and Funding Organisations

At RSS we have engaged with many partner organisations to ensure that we have ready supply of people to fulfil project commitments and targets, these include:[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion active_section=”1″ css_animation=”fadeIn”][vc_tta_section title=”Shaw Trust” tab_id=”1523999108818-b03126ba-b779hj”][vc_column_text]A national charity that provides training and work opportunities to people who are disadvantaged in the workplace due to ill health, disability or social circumstance.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Job Centre Plus” tab_id=”1523999108871-5373a61d-de7f78″][vc_column_text]A government agency supporting people from welfare into work[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”National Probation Service (NPS) ” tab_id=”1523999108892-24636e0b-a7fe68153″][vc_column_text]National Probation Service (NPS) has accelerated the development of effective ways of working with offenders and it has created new central and local structures.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Remploy” tab_id=”1523999316394-47050f0f-480a963″][vc_column_text]An organisation that gives disabled people support to find employment.


[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row_full_center_content”][vc_column][vc_column_text]Auctus is Both Equality Assured and Disability Confident, demonstrating a high level of commitment to all elements of ‘Equality and Diversity’. Inclusive practice is a driving force for our business and we work hard to embrace the benefits of a diverse workplace.[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_pageable no_fill_content_area=”1″ active_section=”1″ pagination_style=”flat-round” css_animation=”fadeIn”][vc_tta_section title=”Diverse workplace” tab_id=”1523999559718-8a8d72a7-8406″][vc_column_text]We help you to recruit and train candidates from all groups across the whole diversity spectrum, you will benefit from sustainable recruitment solutions and  the candidates will get the skills that you require for them to enhance your organisation on the project.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Helping you to meet your targets” tab_id=”1523999559744-a01866c6-11c4″][vc_column_text]By tapping into these diverse talent pools from across all groups in society, this will ensure you and the project meet the sustainable recruitment targets in accordance with the current project targets and commitments and that you save time and resource; these groups could include some of the hardest-to-reach disadvantaged populations, disabled, unemployed NEET’s, Ex-Offenders and more.  [/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Right candidates” tab_id=”1523999670372-b1fa51c1-cdd2″][vc_column_text]Strong relationships with a network of local workforce, training and funding providers means we can access skills training to get new found local candidates with the required skills level to start your work assignment.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_pageable][/vc_column][/vc_row]