SSP has indicated it is serious about inclusivity and retaining the best tech talent

SSP has signed up to two industry initiatives to drive out poor behaviours in the market and retain the best talent.

It is now a signatory of both the Inclusive Behaviours in Insurance Pledge and the Tech Talent Charter (TTC).

Both are run as industry collectives, ensuring continuity across the market and boosting the ability to tackle the looming digital skills gap.

SSP stated that it has already taken steps to encourage inclusivity, including the creation of a diversity calendar, mentoring, and learning and development.

And it had that signing up to these initiatives was another positive step.

Jemma McKenzie, HR director and diversity group lead at SSP said: “Whilst SSP has some female talent across the organisation, a recent review highlighted this could be significantly improved, particularly at a senior level.

“Having greater equality across the team and within the technology industry will improve performance and enable innovation for everyone.”

Debbie Forster, TTC chief executive added: “It’s vital for the industry to come together as a whole to do more to show females that a career in technology is incredibly rewarding, to increase the number of females working within the industry, to attract people who are considering a career change, and to encourage younger generations to consider these careers from the word go.

“One single company can’t do it alone, which is why we’re asking organisations such as SSP to pledge their support for the Tech Talent Charter and join us on our exciting journey.”