Diversity and inclusion
In FY21 we established dedicated group-wide pillars in the following areas, each of which emerged naturally as areas of broad-based employee interest:
- Persons with disabilities
- Women at RWS
The purpose of these groups is to identify strategies for meeting the collective interests reported by each group, thereby driving engagement and increasing the representation, voice and contribution/influence of that group over time.
Gender pay gap
We remain fully committed to addressing this general gap over time, principally through recruitment and training initiatives aimed at bringing more women into technology-oriented roles and developing more women into management and leadership roles.
In 2021 females accounted for 25% our hires within RWS technology roles. While this is a higher proportion than what the external market typically achieves in this area, given the relatively low number of women in the technology profession globally (19% - source Women in Tech), naturally 50% would be our ideal.