AIB Group (UK) p.l.c – Gender Diversity
AIB Group (UK) p.l.c is committed to the recruitment, development and retention of talented women at all levels. We are passionate about having a diverse and balanced workforce which will enable us to live our purpose of helping our customer to achieve their dreams and ambitions.
Senior Management and the Board of the Company are committed to inclusion in all its forms and believe that diversity enriches our work environment and helps to create and sustain a culture within the business which will bring social and economic benefits to all of our stakeholders.
We are very proud to be a signatory to HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter (further information is available here). We continue to strive to achieve a 50:50 gender balance in our management population. We are still some way off achieving this target but we won’t accept a lowering of our ambitions to be the most gender balanced organisation within our sector.
We have expanded our vision to include a target of achieving 50:50 within our board as well as within our Senior Management population.
This year the figures have remained relatively static which reflects the low level of attrition within our organisation. Our female management population is at 40% which is on a par with last year.
Recruitment at senior levels continues to be a significant challenge.
We have continued throughout this difficult period to raise awareness of the importance of gender diversity through our “It’s ok to be YOU” campaign. We have fully supported our staff throughout this unprecedented period and have engaged fully at all levels to ensure that staff are fully supported irrespective of their personal circumstances. Our flexible working has ensured that there is equality of opportunity for all.
We continue to monitor gender diversity at all levels and develop initiatives aimed primarily at our junior management population, which should in time shift the dial.
We acknowledge that there is still a lot of work to be done to achieve our goal but remain passionate and as committed to the cause as we were when we first signed the charter.
As part of our current business plans we have created a new business culture role who will work alongside our HR function and senior leaders to shift the dial, a key enabler of which will be to create a diverse and inclusive workforce.
In this time of upheaval and change it is more important than ever for us to have the right culture, embracing equality and diversity to face the challenges that are coming. Our staff are of fundamental importance to our future success.