Includability is delighted to welcome BDB Pitmans as an Includability Committed Employer for 2022.
BDB Pitmans have successfully completed an initial 5-Star Verification Process in which they have committed to take the journey toward authentic inclusion by integrating fairness into their company culture and into each stage of their recruitment process by making commitments in the fields of sustainability, mental health, wellbeing, talent management, and diversity and inclusion.
Who verifies businesses to be Committed Employers?
The process was independently conducted by Includability Official Partners; Prosperah, Outliers Wellbeing, Flex Wellbeing, Unleashed, and Mental Health Charter CIC to ensure practices align with established definitions of an ‘Inclusive Workplace’.
Who are BDB Pitmans?
BDB Pitmans are a UK-based law firm which specialises in advising and managing legal affairs for established charities and businesses. They can advise on investments for construction projects or technology initiatives, and other legal matters.
BDB Pitmans have particular commitments to equity, diversity, and inclusion (ED&I) sitting at the heart of who they are as a firm. It affects all areas of law firm life, and strongly informs their approach to working with clients, partners, and communities.
They are passionate about creating a work environment where everyone feels safe, respected, and fully supported to be themselves, celebrating diversity in all its forms.
Their ED&I work goes beyond how they work with colleagues as the firm values acting with respect and partnership to find solutions deeply embedded in ED&I principles into their business, and those principles inform how client relationships and external partnerships are approached. ED&I and CSR work are also closely aligned at BDB Pitmans which informs how they support charity partners, pro bono work, or their increased focused on areas such as social mobility.
“We recognise we have a long way to go. We are not afraid to ask difficult questions and make difficult decisions to ensure that we are taking the necessary and right steps to creating a truly equitable workplace.”
What is the Includability Community?
Includability is a platform centred around community. It has been developed to raise expectation, increase employer accountability and create a new standard for what the recruitment sector should deliver through engagement, collaboration and regularly sharing best practice.
Includability provides a job board to all Includability Committed Employers and Official Partners. We aim to provide inspiration and action for positive change in the workplace. Our vision is to be the number one job platform of choice for employers and job seekers and to positively contribute towards a society that is free from discrimination will be achieved through clear communication, collaboration and decisive action.
What makes us different from other community platforms and job boards is every employer advertising on the platform is independently verified using a 5-Star Verification process, or 6-Star Verification process for recruitment agencies, to ensure companies are committed towards the areas of diversity and inclusion, environment and sustainability, mental health, wellbeing, and talent management.
Paul Smith, Founder of Includability, said:
“We are delighted to welcome BDB Pitmans into our Includability Community. It’s great that they were committed to working with our Verification Partners to obtain Includability Committed Employer status. By achieving this, BDB Pitmans has displayed excellent intentions and transparency. Completing our verification process means they are now part of a growing community of like-minded organisations that will support each other to share best practice, overcome obstacles, empower employees and work collaboratively to create an inclusive culture. I am very excited that we will be taking this journey together.”