QA awarded Clear Assured Bronze Standard
Leading tech training and skills provider, QA have recently achieved Bronze Standard in Clear Assured, a globally recognised inclusion standard, for its commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Clear Assured Bronze Standard is awarded to businesses that have shown that diversity and inclusion are reflected across all policies and processes. It also marks a move beyond compliance towards a cultural shift where diversity and inclusion is well on the way to becoming embedded in the day to day experiences of colleagues.
Karen Orr, Director of People & Engagement, QA
“Over the last few years, we’ve made some attempts to tackle diversity and inclusion throughout QA, some successful and some not, and we’ve learnt several lessons along the way. We found that the size and complexity of our structure hampered previous attempts, and that our unstructured approach to D&I meant that initiatives were hard to maintain. So, this year we decided to work with The Clear Company and use Clear Assured to help us navigate the vast D&I landscape in a more structured and systematic way.
Since signing up to Clear Assured, we have achieved the Bronze Standard and are more confident than ever that we’re heading in the right direction. Our partnership has been a game changer and we’re already noticing the impact of Clear Assured projects on the employee experience at QA.”
Anna Mäkinen, Head of Clear Assured commented:
“Achieving Bronze Standard is a clear reflection of the commitment at QA to continuously improve and create an inclusive experience for all employees. Clear Assured requires focus and determination and organisations that do this are able to implement long term change and success.”
Clear Assured, the global Diversity and Inclusion Standard is an accessible online platform that provides organisations with the D&I expertise and direction needed to support their appetite for fundamental culture change. Containing the Clear Company’s knowledge, rigorous processes and understanding of what works, the pan diverse Standard is regularly updated with the latest thinking and directs users to activity with proven benefit. With its continuous improvement approach, consistent progression is dependent on a passion to instigate change and challenge current thinking.