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Our Gender Network...

…exists to help all employees fulfil their personal and professional potential. We believe that nobody should be disadvantaged because of their gender.
The network are currently looking at four main areas of work:

  • Career progression
  • Flexible/agile working
  • Unconscious bias
  • Mental health

Our Race Network...

…aspires to have a workplace where everyone feels heard and respected and to extend our culture of care so that every individual at RES can reach their full potential. We will have achieved our aims when:

  • We have a diverse workforce that supports innovation
  • We are equipped with the HR tools and techniques to support employees from different cultures
  • We have ethnically diverse role models as leaders
  • We share and celebrate our diversity and inclusion stories

Currently, the network is focusing on two main areas; Raising Awareness and Career & Environment. This includes the sharing of stories, training and education, reviewing people processes and highlighting positive role models.

Our Disability Network...

…exists to create an inclusive, safe, accessible environment for people with disabilities. They want to raise awareness of the complexities and challenges that having a disability brings and provide support for people with disabilities so that they have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. 

The network are focusing on three main areas: education about different types of disability, improving accessibility (physical and technological), and addressing recruitment and perceptions in the job market.

Read Paul's story who was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.

Our Stages Network...

…Stages exists to encourage a culture where age is immaterial to the contribution our people can make; by challenging age-related barriers and mis-conceptions and fostering understanding between generations.
The network are are currently looking at the following areas of work:

  • Retirement planning
  • Inter-age activities
  • Attracting young talent
  • Career Progression
  • Flexible working
  • Menopause

Our RISE Network (LGBTQ+ & Allies)

We want everyone to feel comfortable being themselves at work, no matter what their background. We celebrate difference, as we know it makes RES a great place to work. Unfortunately, there are still parts of society who are stigmatised and discriminated against, this includes the LGBTQ+ community, and here at RES we want our LGBTQ+ colleagues to feel safe to be themselves, and feel that they belong.

Our current focus areas for the network are ensuring our HR processes are LGBTQ+ inclusive across the business, educating our colleagues on LGBTQ+ issues, and encouraging the use of pronouns.