LSH Together is the Steering Group for diversity and inclusion strategy, governance and best practice within LSH. Our mission is to champion and facilitate awareness, and advise on diversity and inclusion best practice, to attract and retain the best talent.
We believe that if we want to encourage innovative and fresh ways of thinking, we all need to work together to ensure that LSH a safe and welcoming workplace where everyone feels able speak up, be heard and valued for their contribution.
With support from our Senior Leaders, our role is to;
1. Engage with underrepresented diverse groups to ensure they have a voice,
2. Help steer the wider Equality Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) agenda, and Challenge the business to help bring about positive change within LSH.
We know that our goals are punchy! But we think that it’s time to ask some hard questions. We need to put aside our personal discomfort when talking about diversity, stop making excuses for the status quo, listen up, and learn.
LSH Together is open to everyone. So if you are interested in learning more, you can:
1. Join a Diversity Network
2. Attend open panel discussions or confidential round-table events
3. Support open Social Networking events
4. Take part in people consultations, and help us to shape our workplace via policy and procedure
How can we help?
Who are we?
Why is it important?
Who are we?
We are not experts in the field of Diversity and Inclusion. We each come from different walks of life, live in different parts of the UK, and all bring a unique perspective to the table. But, we are embarking on this journey this together. We want to learn more about each other, and more about you. It’s simple really, we believe that the more we know and understand about each other, the more respectful and inclusive we can become.
You can find out more about us, and the areas of diversity we represent here;
Gender Equality Frankie Bryon and Jack Roberts
LGBTQ+ Matt Barter
Race & Ethnicity Leo Hammond and Alex Tross
Religion & Beliefs Aasia Mohammad
Disability Charlie Gray and Kirsty Wilkojc
Working Parents & Carers Charlie Gray and Kirsty Wilkojc
Why is it important?
Ever wondered why Diversity & Inclusion relevant to me/ why is Equality, Diversity and Inclusion so important?
1. Putting aside the obvious that focusing on ED&I is the right thing to do, we spend 1/3 of our working lives at work. So how we each behave when we are here is paramount to creating an inclusive culture. If our culture is unwelcoming, unfriendly and un-inclusive, then it wouldn’t be a very pleasant environment to spend so much of our time in.
2. It makes commercial sense:
- It is essential to win the war on talent. Imagine if more people who weren’t already related to someone in the industry were interested in property? Imagine making conscious hiring decisions based on potential rather than subconsciously hiring someone because they remind us of ourselves?
- Diversity increases the likelihood for effective and inclusive marketing strategies. What if we are making business decisions that are off putting or offensive to large groups of people, and we don’t know about it. Or worse, are publicly notified of the fact. No thank you.
- Leads to higher employee engagement and higher retention. If our people feel they have a voice, and feel valued, then they will enjoy working for us.
- Helps us to understand our clients better. Who are our clients, and what do they think of us?
- Ensures we are competitive when tendering for public sector and large corporate contracts
- Fosters growth by facilitating entry into new and emerging markets. Who are we not doing business with, but could be?
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