Steps taken by Northern Ireland advisory firm BDO NI to create a diverse and inclusive workplace for current and future staff have been recognised with the awarding of a Bronze Diversity Mark.
The industry-recognised certification acknowledges and confirms the good practices that are presently taking place within the local business advisory firm. BDO NI applied for Bronze status on the basis it places honesty and integrity, and mutual support and respect at the heart of its work.
In its assessment of BDO NI’s application, Diversity Mark assessors applauded the company’s proactive approach in fostering a harmonious environment for everyone, as well as the “straightforward approach taken to identify and address priority areas with SMART targets”.
Lorraine Nelson, BDO NI Director and Diversity Champion for the organisation said:
“Success can take many forms in business and for the 150 people who work at BDO NI, working in an environment that offers real job satisfaction and appreciation within a diverse, open, and inclusive environment is as important as any other success factor.
“Everyone at BDO NI is delighted to have secured Bronze Diversity Mark status and as part of this process the company has already set targets over the next twelve months with the aim of progressing to silver accreditation.
“We believe that at the heart of our business we have an excellent people proposition. We also feel that receiving diversity accreditation is recognition of the choices that we are making, and confirmation that these are benefiting the working lives of BDO NI staff” continued Lorraine.
A Bronze Diversity Mark is considered to have many advantages for a business, with these ranging from attracting a deeper pool of candidates as and when vacancies arise, to increasing innovation and motivation amongst existing members of staff.
It also gives BDO NI access to industry-led events and webinars, a framework that can allow for progress to be recorded and monitored, and suggestions from Diversity Mark NI representatives about where and how it can make improvements and the difference this will make going forward.
Nuala Murphy from Diversity Mark NI visited BDO NI’s Belfast offices to present the Bronze Diversity Mark to BDO NI HR Manager Lisa McAleer and Director Lorraine Nelson. She said,
“We are delighted that BDO NI have been awarded the robust Bronze Diversity Mark Accreditation for their ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion. Huge congratulations to all the team on their achievement and we look forward to supporting them as they continue to strive for more diverse and inclusive workplaces for all.”
Congratulations to all the team at BDO NI on this achievement. If you would like to learn more about the diversity mark accreditation please click here to book a call with the diversity mark team.