Equity & Diversity
Oakleaf Partnership is committed to promoting inclusivity and translating this into all aspects of our everyday work. This is not a “nice to have” but of critical importance in running a progressive, successful business. As such, we will not tolerate discrimination or other unfair treatment against any of our staff or users of our services, on the basis of gender, race, colour, age, ethnicity, marital status, family circumstances, disability, sexual orientation, political or religious belief. Our employees are required to be fully aware of the company policy and their responsibilities in respect to the policy.
Oakleaf Partnership is committed to developing and maintaining working policies and practices which ensure equity of opportunity. We are committed to creating an inclusive working environment where employees respect each other as well as the clients and candidates they represent. We firmly believe that an open, flexible and fair workplace will create an environment where individual talents are valued and allowed to flourish and will create a culture which will attract staff from diverse backgrounds. All our employees have a right to equity of opportunity and anyone who believes that they may have been disadvantaged on discriminatory grounds is both entitled and encouraged to raise the matter via the firm’s disciplinary and grievance policy.
Consultants at Oakleaf can provide guidance on meeting individual needs which may not be covered by the Equity Act (2010) through appropriate adjustments which support our commitments to deliver the best possible service. This applies to our recruitment and selection process.
Oakleaf’s culture encourages the inclusion of disabled talent in the workplace and the company’s commitment to assist hiring managers to consider disabled talent for appointments. Oakleaf continues to develop a program to educate its own employees to be Disability Confident when it comes to attracting and working with disabled candidates.
We do not advertise our roles in any way that could be deemed discriminative. Our candidate registration form includes a section covering disability, giving the applicant the opportunity to share this information with us. Their Oakleaf consultant can then ensure any reasonable adjustments are implemented going forward in their process.
We are then aware of a candidate’s situation from the offset, and can make necessary arrangements to make reasonable adjustments, if and when required.