Oracle believes that innovation starts with inclusion. To create the future, we need people with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities. That’s why we’re committed to creating a workplace where all kinds of people can do their best work. It’s when everyone’s voice is heard and valued that we’re inspired to go beyond what’s been done before. These values are also aligned with the UK Government Social Value Model for public procurement.
Oracle UK is a Disability Confident Employer, accredited by the UK Government Disability Confident scheme. As a Disability Confident organisation, we are changing behaviour and cultures in our own business, networks, and communities, and reaping the benefits of inclusive recruitment practices.
Oracle also recently received a Best Place to Work Award for Disability Inclusion from the Disability Equality Index.
We champion people with neurodiversity, a concept where neurological differences such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity, and dyslexia are respected and valued like any other human variation.
Oracle UK’s pioneering Neurodiversity Network has three objectives. First, to improve awareness and inclusion for existing neurodiverse staff. Two, to enable the potential to recruit neurodiverse staff. And three, to identify support resources and create networks for employees with neurodiversity in the family.
Initiatives are already in place to support these neurodiversity goals, including the development of formal programmes, advising on workplace accommodations, and adjusting cultural acceptance.
Oracle is committed to creating accessible technologies and products that enhance the overall workplace environment and contribute to the productivity of our employees, our customers, and our customers’ customers.
We recognise the need for our applications, and our customers’ and partners’ products built with our tools, to be usable by the disabled community. The Oracle Accessibility Program Office is responsible for defining the corporate standards for accessibility and developing materials to train all employees so that they can successfully create products that meet those standards. Additional information is available here.
Last year, Oracle introduced mandatory unconscious bias training for all employees. The course now forms part of the annual mandatory global compliance training programme and for employees and all new hires joining Oracle.
Oracle UK’s Cultural Harmony Network (CHN) focuses on embracing full inclusivity and belonging within Oracle’s progressive modern workplace. Born from the BAME (Black Asian Minority Ethnic) initiative, the Network strives to deliver education, such as via the ‘Let’s Talk about Race’ workshops and as ‘The Black Lives Matter, Racial Disparity in the UK’ webinar. The network aims to raise awareness and share best practices on improving wider representations amongst ethnic minority employees.