Capgemini is a global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Since 2004, we have driven a diversity agenda across the whole Group. Our belief in Diversity of Thought extends our definition of diversity beyond the traditional facets of gender, ethnicity, age and sexual orientation to include experience, personality, communication and work styles, and more.
Why diversity is important to Capgemini?
Our differences are a source of innovation and inspiration. They enable us to generate new ideas, anticipate market trends and be thought leaders in our chosen markets. Having a diverse workforce:
- Equips us to understand today’s global marketplace and creatively respond to our clients’ needs
- Creates an international platform that enriches our offering and services, and underpins the Collaborative Business Experience®
- Helps us to better understand and adapt to the societies in which we operate
At a global level, we support diversity by:
- Identifying and selecting diverse employees according to objective, job-related criteria and unique skill sets
- Providing a sound and fair working environment where staff can grow and develop
- Supporting Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that drive our diversity agenda through grass-roots passion and initiatives
- Leveraging diversity as a source for innovation and inspiration
- Continuously reviewing and improving our HR practices and procedures
- Identifying barriers or restrictions to diversity and taking action to remove them
- Training and continuously educating line and HR managers
- Communicating the spirit of our diversity policies and agenda to everyone within the company
- Establishing measurements to monitor our diversity dimensions, how we recognize differences, and utilize diversity as a strength
Diversity & Inclusion has been a part of Capgemini’s core values since our inception. In North America, strengthening our diversity and promoting a more inclusive culture is a top business priority, as we recognize its ability to move us forward in a competitive, increasingly culturally and globally diverse market. Promoting diversity is morally correct, and it enhances our business activities. While many of our colleagues are familiar with our efforts in the Inclusion space, a shift is happening in that Capgemini is now positioned in many of our business communities as a thought leaders on this topic. We value collaboration to bring our clients a wealth of experience and innovative ideas. The source of our innovation, market strength and client results is our people – a team that respects diversity of thought because it’s inclusive.
The ingredients of inclusion begins with our holistic definition, which extends beyond gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, race, age and religion. Capgemini views diversity as everything that makes us who we are as an organization, whether it’s sponsoring a Women in Digital event or leading team members through unconscious bias training.
Gender Diversity at Capgemini
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LGBT+ at Capgemini
Our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender plus network OUTfront supports our Active Inclusion ethos, to drive an organisation that is more inclusive and better equipped to support colleagues and clients in an increasingly diverse global marketplace.
- OUTfront UK network member and Chartered Manager Degree Apprentice
- Network members attended Birmingham, Glasgow and London Pride
- OUTfront UK has collaborated with other employee networks, from hosting debate sessions on the meaning of “Pride” with our regional gender networks, to reflecting on LGBT+ identities and associated challenges with our CBAME network.
- We will also be celebrating OUTfront UK’s 10th birthday later in 2019, following in the steps of our North American chapter, marking progress and next steps.
OUTfront is open to all colleagues who are interested in supporting the LGBT+ community. This includes OUTfront Allies: team members who are committed to ensuring that we work in a respectful environment, and support the LGBT+ community in challenging homophobia, biphobia and transphobia, and by educating others on the importance of inclusion.
Capgemini keeps talents
With more than 190,000 people, Capgemini is present in over 40 countries, we’re proud of our cultural diversity. Our differences guide our innovation and inspiration which is why we see diversity and inclusion as both a strategic advantage and an ongoing opportunity.
That’s why as a bright and creative individual, you’re a valuable asset to whichever company you choose. At Capgemini, we’re proud to call you a team member and we aim to create an environment in which you will grow and thrive.
Capgemini US and Canada attained EDGE Certification in 2016 and 2017, respectively. EDGE stands for Economic Dividends for Gender Equality, is the leading global assessment methodology and business certifications standard for gender equality. EDGE Certification is designed to help organizations not only create an optimal workplace for women and men, but also to benefit from it.
Building on its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. It is a multicultural company of over 200,000 team members in more than 40 countries. The Group reported 2018 global revenues of EUR 13.2 billion.