Page Personnel awarded high ratings of Inclusive Leadership at enei conference
Page Personnel, a division of PageGroup, has been highlighted as an organisation with excellent levels of Inclusive Leadership (IL) in research conducted by the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (enei).
The research was revealed at the annual conference in Bishopsgate on Wednesday.
The survey, conducted by a team of expert academics and practitioners led by Professor Gloria Moss at Buckinghamshire New University, involved nine other large organisations to gain a greater understanding of unconscious bias to learn what the new notion of IL means in practice. The findings awarded Page Personnel with high ratings for the influence of their leaders in productivity, engagement and work satisfaction, as rated by non-managers and first-level supervisors.
Interviews found that 89% of Page Personnel non-managers consider that IL is practiced ‘to a great extent’ while 89% of managers and non-managers feel that their work tasks are highly structured. In terms of development, 100% of non-managers believe that Page Personnel is an organisation where existing personnel are developed and trained for new roles.
Nicholas Kirk, regional managing director of PageGroup, commented, “It’s fantastic to see the impact that our diversity and inclusion programmes are having at Page Personnel and across the wider PageGroup business. Since 2012, in the UK, PageGroup’s female to male manager ratio has improved from 42:58 to 50:50 with the number of female directors increasing from 31 in 2012 to 48 in 2015. We run courses on unconscious bias and provide guidance and advice around diversity and inclusion to all of our employees and pride ourselves on the work we’ve undertaken to embed this into the organisational culture.”
Denise Keating, chief executive of enei, said, "We are delighted that this research supports enei's long held belief that employees working with Inclusive Leaders are more productive, engaged and satisfied. Page Personnel's results not only contribute to this key finding but also demonstrate a particularly high level of Inclusive Leadership and trust in leaders, confirming that their commitment to diversity and inclusion is not only recognised by staff but also contributes to increased performance."