Open Plan

The Property Week campaign for greater diversity in the property industry.

4 Kingdom Street

Better urban design can boost our mental wellbeing

2018-10-11T04:59:00+01:00By Nigel Webb

Heads Together, the mental health initiative spearheaded by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex, recently launched an initiative aiming to change the way we approach mental health in the workplace.

VivKing

Real Estate Balance introduces diversity ‘toolkit’

2018-10-05T00:00:00+01:00By

A new ‘toolkit’ has been launched to help promote gender diversity in the property industry.

Liz Hamson

Diversity is about more than slapping ‘fe’ on to ‘male’

2018-09-27T23:00:00+01:00By

As a Cambridge graduate, I was depressed and, frankly, embarrassed at how lowly the university ranked on social diversity in The Sunday Times’ latest Good University Guide – with only Oxford scoring lower.

Women in Property National Student Awards finalists 2018

Women in Property empowers students at Best of the Best Awards ceremony

2018-09-27T17:50:00+01:00By

Winner Katie McManus and other nominees tell Mitchell Labiak about their experiences entering the property industry and their future hopes

Office Meeting

We all need to be responsible for making change happen

2018-07-26T23:00:00+01:00By Colette O'Shea

What am I worth? It’s a question that women in workplaces up and down the country have been asking themselves in recent months as they consider the implications of the gender pay gap.

Green public park

Property needs social as well as economic values

2018-06-15T00:00:00+01:00By Félicie Krikler (Assael)

The way in which value is conceived is slowly changing in the property industry.

Gender pay gap

Gender pay gap: actions speak louder than words

2018-06-07T12:57:00+01:00By Kate Hammar (Per Ardua Associates)

April was a historic month for British business – the full effects of which have not yet been felt.

Diversity Charter

  1. We will monitor diversity in our workplace and provide Property Week with data and information on company policies designed to support a more diverse workforce.
  2. We will share resources, including best-practice guides and case studies, with other signatories via Property Week’s Diversity Charter online portal.
  3. We will strive to appoint senior ‘diversity champions’ within our organisation to act as the main contact with Property Week on matters relating to the charter.
  4. We will provide mentoring to support employees’ career development, both at entry level and mid-career.
  5. We will endeavour to work with at least one state senior school in each town or city in which we operate to promote careers in the built environment to young people from diverse backgrounds.
  6. Where possible, we will offer – and advertise externally – paid internships and apprenticeships.
  7. We will use a blind recruitment process where appropriate to prevent unconscious bias in the shortlisting process.
  8. We will enforce a zero-tolerance policy on homophobia, sexism, ageism and any other form of discrimination and encourage employees to report instances of prejudice to the diversity champions.
  9. We will ensure all our buildings are fully accessible and provide appropriate equipment and support to allow employees with disabilities to play a full role in the workplace.
  10. We will make diversity a key criterion when procuring services from other companies to help ensure the example we set is followed by others.

  11. Sign up to the charter here