Includability – Certified B Corp – is delighted to welcome Unividual Financial Planning and Wellbeing as an Includability Committed Employer for 2023.
Unividual has successfully completed the Includability Committed Employer 5 Star Verification Process in which they have engaged in taking the journey towards authentic inclusion by integrating fairness into their company culture and into each stage of their recruitment process by making commitments in our pillar areas of Diversity, Inclusion, Sustainability, Mental Health, Wellbeing, Talent Management, Impact, Leadership and Governance and Ex-Military Support.
Paul Smith, Founder of Includability, said: “We are delighted to welcome Unividual into our Includability Community. Obtaining our Includability Committed Employer status is a fantastic achievement, and I am so pleased the team have worked so closely with our verification partners to commit to greater transparency to create an inclusive and mentally healthy workplace culture.
“They are now part of a growing network and community of like-minded organisations that will support each other to share best practice, empower employees, do better for the planet and work collaboratively to consistently set higher workplace standards. I am thrilled we will be taking this journey together.”
Who is Unividual?
Unividual is an accessible chartered financial planner who can manage your wealth and improve your financial wellbeing the Unividual Way.
The business continues to be successful because they provideclients with that one safe place where they can seek advice for all of theirfinances with a collaborative and educational style, so clients have theknowledge and tools to make their own decisions on money instead of feel theyare being told what to do. No matter your age, or the stage that you are inyour life you can receive advice that is bespoke to you and your situationacross every area of your finances, such as:
- Retirement planning
- Long-term care
- Insurance, health cover and protection
- Tax planning
- Business consultancy
“One of the reasons I joined Unividual was because of their strong mission to change the face of financial services. Directors’ Cherie-Anne and Lewis Baxter have done so much to make Unividual an inclusive place to work with wellbeing at the heart of everything it does, for all stakeholders not just staff. I am extremely proud to now take on this mission as part of my role as HR & Diversity Manager. Becoming an Includability Committed Employer is just one of many steps we are taking to ensure we continue to progress our business in the right direction.” – Tracy Knight, HR and Diversity Manager at Unividual.
What are Includability's pillar of inclusion areas?
Includability champions the following:
Environment and sustainability (E+S)
Leadership and governance
Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI).
All areas fall under the people, planet, purpose and profit framework of the Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) business model.
What is Includability’s 5 Star Verification process?
The 5 Star Verification Process was independently conducted by Includability Official Partners; Prosperah, Outliers Wellbeing, Flex Wellbeing, Unleashed, The HR Agency and Mental Health Charter CIC to ensure practices align with established definitions of an ‘Inclusive Workplace’.
Completing our 5 Star Verification process (or the 6 Star Verification Process for Includability Committed Recruitment Agencies) involves members completing a Company Commitment survey, having introductory, and possible follow-up, calls with our verification partners to assess where they are on their journey, making further commitments to engage with best practice in our pillar areas, and focussing each area into an overall sustainability strategy for their company which will raise the standard of their corporate social responsibility.
What does Includability’s verification process mean for new members?
Successfully completing the Includability 5 Star Verification Process for Includability Committed Employers immediately gives Unividual access to a growing community network of purpose-led organisations.
Displaying our Includability Committed Employer or Includability Committed Recruitment Agency badge signifies to audiences and jobseekers that the holder is committed to undertaking steps to better themselves through education and collaboration. In a values-driven market, Includability Committed Employers enjoy a wider range of talent from our standard.
Why choose Includability?
Includability is a B Corp Certified community network developed to raise expectation, increase employer accountability, and create anew standard for what the recruitment sector should deliver through engagement, collaboration and regularly sharing best practice.
Includability became a Certified B Corporation in March 2023with a score of 143.2 and is one of the few B Corps to be both Planet Mark and B Corp Certified.
Includability provides; community networking, access to best practice consultants and resources, and a job board to all Includability Committed Employers. We aim to provide inspiration and action for positive change in the workplace.
Our scope of incorporating all of our pillars into our verification process means we are the number one network platform of choice for employers and job seekers and to positively contribute towards a society that is sustainable, free from discrimination and mentally healthy, which will be achieved through clear communication, collaboration and decisive action.