Allstate NI receives award for its commitment to diversity and inclusion

  • Allstate NI has become the first company in Northern Ireland to be awarded the Silver Diversity Mark by Diversity Mark NI.

    The award, which recognises an organisation's commitment to diversity and inclusion, was handed to Allstate NI for its efforts in fostering inclusive diversity through its hiring and workplace policies, particularly its continued focus on supporting the LGBTQ+ community.

    As part of its review process, Diversity Mark NI analysed Allstate NI data from the Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index, which employers use to measure progress on LGBTQ+ inclusion.

    Allstate NI was commended for its work with new hires, which includes sharing information about the company’s Embrace LGBT network group and other initiatives in pre-employment materials.

    "Inclusive diversity is central to everything we do, and it’s needed now more than ever," said John Healy OBE, Vice President and Managing Director of Allstate NI. "I am delighted that we are the first company in Northern Ireland to receive the Silver Diversity Mark.

    "This award is a testament to our efforts to foster a workplace culture where employees are themselves."

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    Allstate NI was also recognised by Diversity Mark NI for its recruitment of more women into IT roles. The company achieved a 33% hiring rate for female junior recruitment levels – more than twice the 16% UK average.

    Lesley Miller, Senior Manager, Allstate NI and Diversity Mark NI board member added: "Our commitment to inclusive diversity in the workplace is second to none.

    "This award is a wonderful recognition of our work on employee resource groups and the flexible and supportive work environment we’ve created."

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    Diversity Mark NI, which Allstate NI was a co-founding member of, was established in 2016 and has more than 70 members from all business sectors across Northern Ireland.

    All organisations registered with the Diversity Mark NI join at the bronze level and earn higher recognitions based on their inclusive diversity achievements.

    Allstate NI currently has a number of open roles listed on the Sync NI jobs board which can be found here.

    Source: written based on press release

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