Championing Diversity: Open Heart & Open Mind
In such diverse, complex and competitive world, we firmly believe that the only way of doing business is with an open heart and an open mind. Therefore Portico is proudly making sure that we bring the best talent to our clients, regardless of characteristics such as gender identity, age, race, nationality or social background.
In 2016 our focus is centred on embedding diversity in to the DNA of our business, making sure that we track our progress and influence all our stakeholders. We have benchmarked our diversity standards against global blue chip organisations we work with. Portico diversity and inclusion programmes span through all our services and we are proud of our achievements in challenging the barriers to diversity and setting industry standards in building an inclusive workplace.
Among the over 650 Portico People in the family 37% are non-UK passport holders and come from all over the world, from as near as Europe and as far as Africa, the Americas and New Zealand, and we are immensely proud of attracting global talent and welcoming great people in our business.
We put our people in the heart of everything we do, therefore our approach as an employer remains focussed on developing tailored programmes to engage and nurture the best talent. Almost 50% of our team members are between 25 and 34 years old, which is considered Generation Y or the Millennials, with common characteristics including the need for self-development, learning, work-life balance and flexibility. Capturing the various characteristics of Portico People, our training programmes cater to all development goals and promote our open heart & open mind ethos.