The Tech Talent Charter (TTC), a UK non-profit driving diversity in tech, has published its annual Diversity in Tech 2021 report, benchmarking the activities and progress being made towards inclusion, equity, and diversity by its signatory companies.
Signatories include Spotify, Deliveroo, General Dynamics, Very Group, and Marie Curie among others making commitments to inclusion and diversity in tech. Signatories to the charter increased by 151% last year.
For the first time, all signatories shared data on ethnic diversity in their tech roles, enabling TTC to reveal the most effective types of interventions that really help achieve an inclusive and diverse workforce.
The report which was based on feedback from 580 signatories (an increase of 39% on last year), made up of a wide range of companies powering the UK’s digital economy, found the top strategies for promoting D&I in tech are investment in D&I data systems, setting up and measuring D&I targets, and gathering employee feedback.
By gathering data, taking ownership for reaching diversity targets, and building awareness among employees to counter unconscious bias, companies reported they are seeing tangible progress in their D&I strategies.