Search and Skyscanner - Diversity and Inclusion in Tech

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Search Technology and Transformation is delighted to be partnering with our exceptional client Skyscanner to highlight Diversity & Inclusion in Tech through an event taking place on Thursday, November 28th from 18:00 – 20:30 at “thestudio…” in Glasgow.

Join us for a series of engaging talks around how to attract and retain women in your business, how to create an inclusive culture and an environment where everyone can have equal access to career progression and opportunities.

Free Event Registration

Skyscanner is a leading global travel search site offering a comprehensive and free flight search service as well as online comparisons for hotels and car hire. With over 900 employees based in their ten offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Singapore, Beijing, Shenzehen, Miami, Barcelona, Sofia and Budapest, Skyscanner certainly have a diverse workforce.

Skyscanner is one of the UK’s biggest success stories, with over 60% of staff in the UK, Skyscanner values diversity in all forms and are "honoured to employ over 50 nationalities while seeing significant double-digit growth globally."

Despite­­­ the widely publicised benefits of an inclusive workforce, there has been little impact to many organisations throughout the UK. Our own research has shown that only one in five Information, Technology and Communication students are female and recent reports have stated that women account for just 16.8% of workers in the UK’s tech sector.

Find Out More Here

We hope you can join Skyscanner and Search on the 28th November in Glasgow.  If you’re keen to join in the discussions then please register here. For further information or support please do not hesitate to contact us here.

Diversity and Inclusion - Additional Information 

Search recently surveyed our own candidates with some interesting and thought-provoking insights into the reasons for the gender imbalance in the tech industry. You can download our free women in tech report here and welcome your comments and feedback.

Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age and diversity in recruitment is something we are passionate about. You can find out more about the importance of diversity in recruitment here or read our Gender pay report for a behind the scenes look at life at Search.