Only 5% of leadership positions in the UK technology industry are held by women. This needs to change. At Urban Digital, we know first-hand the challenges of balancing a busy career with raising a family. It is because of our own experiences that we are so passionate about supporting others. We partner with businesses to help them find flexible solutions in order to continue to source, secure and retain this highly talented workforce – of working mums/parents.
Workforce diversity means being inclusive, in terms of age, cultural background, physical abilities and disabilities, race, religion, gender, and sexual orientation. A diverse cross-section of talent allows enhanced perspective and performance within the workplace. As such, Urban Digital work closely with businesses in order to attract and retain a diverse workforce.
Those navigating the complex seas of Neurodiversity may find entering the workplace harder than most.
Although many adults with ADHD, autism, dyspraxia/DCD and dyslexia can have very successful careers, others struggle with a variety of challenges. These may include poor communication skills, distractibility, poor memory, time management issues, lack of interpersonal skills, procrastination, hyperactivity and difficulty managing complex projects. If left undiagnosed and untreated into adulthood, this can have a negative impact on career tenure, climbing the career ladder and their professional reputation in the workplace (to name but a few).
Rebecca is on her own journey of discovery with neurodiversity and is striving to draw awareness to the need for early diagnosis and treatment in children. Being diagnosed helps people to understand themselves better, which includes gaining perspective on the reasons for some of their struggles and in turn, allows them to better fit in to the professional workplace.
As we continue to embrace our new normal, many people are finding themselves affected directly and/or indirectly by the global pandemic the ongoing lockdown restrictions and our new fully remote working world. Urban Digital are proud to partner with companies, who go above and beyond in order to support their employees, through any difficult periods of their life.