March 2, 2021
Distributor Exertis is further expanding its efforts to support diversity with a webinar for employees supporting the LGBTQ+ community.
Exertis said it was committed to fostering “an inclusive and diverse culture, and an opportunity to celebrate previously marginalised voices.”
Last month the distributor announced changes to its recruitment and policies to attract more diverse talent.
Supporting the UK’s LGBTQ+ History Month, the webinar featured Natasha Devon MBE as guest speaker. The writer, activist and presenter spoke to Exertis employees about the benefits of creating an inclusive workplace. The discussion covered how unconscious bias can manifest itself in day to day interactions. It also provided education and “myth busting” surrounding the LGBTQ+ experience.
“Our LGBTQ webinar was a great success, sparking some interesting questions amongst our listeners,” said Jo Lawrence, HR director, Exertis.
“This event was a great reminder of the benefits of people being able to be their true selves and how important it is to have a sense of belonging at work. We are grateful to Natasha Devon for providing some practical suggestions around removing assumptions, neutralising language and fostering allyship.”
Exertis’ Jo Lawrence
“Having diverse teams attracts talent and helps us to be representative of the needs of our diverse customer base,” said Lawrence. “I care passionately about Exertis being a place where everyone can be their true self and where everyone feels valued, included and celebrated.”
Meantime, Exertis Cloud on Tuesday debuted its Smarter SaaS service in a partnership with The Business Software Centre (TBSC). It’s a software asset management tool, free to resellers who sign up for it this month.
Exertis says Smarter SaaS for Microsoft 365 optimises M365 subscriptions. It automatically recommends ways to manage IT costs while finding the optimal Microsoft 365 subscriptions for each user.
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