Colt promotes an innovative and inclusive workplace culture

Colt promotes an innovative and inclusive workplace culture

 September 25, 2022

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A successful career is fostered by companies where people bring their authentic self to work.

Creating a workplace where everyone can flourish, feel comfortable, and strive for success is critical for Colt as an organization.

Enabling and encouraging employees to connect and engage with each other on topics that matter to them drives Colt and gives the company its foundation for success. Fostering an environment that enables everybody’s experience and knowledge to come together to create a space where people thrive, enables employees to come up with tangible creative solutions for customers.

“As an organization we believe that bringing people together and creating an environment that is richly diverse with people from different backgrounds, opinions, abilities and experiences enables us to become a dynamic and future-ready business. This is what we see as the core foundation of building a truly innovation lead culture," says Colt CEO, Niclas Sanfridsson.

A diverse and inclusive workforce

Colt understands that for an organization to promote an innovation culture it needs to promote diversity of thought as well as an inclusive culture. Opening greater talent pools, encouraging higher levels of engagement and creativity, and creating an environment where employees are excited to work creates a renewed purpose and customer focus. Empowered employees bring out the best in themselves and create positive customer experiences, establishing strong relationships for the future.

Strengthening internal support systems

Colt women's network

Colt fosters a number of internal networks for teams to create systems of support and encouragement that include:

  • Network 25: 
    Colt's women's network [pictured above] exists to promote diversity and gender balance at Colt and engage with all employees to enable Colt's women to thrive.
  • Pride Matters: 
    Colt's LGBT+ and Allies network aims to create a safe space for all LGBT+ employees and allies, raise awareness of issues that impact LGBT+ employees and encourage diversity and inclusion within the workplace.
  • YOUnited: 
    YOUnited promotes cross-cultural understanding and an environment where anyone can flourish regardless of their race, ethnicity, faith or cultural background.
  • Disability Access Network (DAN): 
    is an employee network at Colt and was established with the aim to raise awareness of visible and invisible disabilities and health conditions, embrace people's differences and champion inclusion across Colt.

Fostering community connections

Colt not only strives to create connections between employees, but also with wider communities through: 

  • Returners@Colt: 
    An initiative designed to attract professionals who have taken a career break into the business.
  • Best Brave Self: 
    A development series by women for women at Colt, designed to build confidence and support each other, to go beyond comfort zones.
  • Inspiring Inclusion:
    A programme for people managers designed to drive inclusive leadership behaviours.
  • Mental Health First Aiders: 
    Colt has 60 global Mental Health First Aiders (MFHAs) who have been trained to be the first response for colleagues who need a listening ear or signposting to further support.
  • Leonard Cheshire: 
    Working with this UK charity, Colt hosts students and graduates with disabilities or long-term conditions to give them a positive first experience of the world of work

Diversity and inclusion are more than just words to us. They’re the hard-and-fast principles guiding how we think about our people. How we build our teams, cultivate leaders, and create a company that’s the right fit for every person inside of it. As a global, multicultural Data Centre company - we want to reflect that inside every office, site and interaction," adds Colt Vice President of Human Resources, Joe Palmer.

Work for a diverse and inclusive company

Women enjoy successful careers at Colt thanks to the company's diverse and inclusive workplace.

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