In 2022, RGF Staffing NZ (Chandler Macleod, OCG Consulting, and Peoplebank NZ) re-established their top diversity initiatives, planning goals around how to create more inclusive and diverse hiring practices, as well as creating a welcoming and safe culture internally for all.
One of these initiatives centred around a commitment to the LGBTTQIA+ community. As an organisation, we have always been accepting of people who identify as part of the LGBTTQIA+ community, but we would also like to enhance and improve recruiting practices to encourage people from the LGBTTQIA+ space to apply for roles. Our first aim was to provide internal education on how to do so effectively. This commitment led us to approach Pride Pledge.
“At RGF Staffing in New Zealand and OCG Consulting, we’re passionate about creating a diverse, rewarding environment where all of our people feel safe, respected, and included.
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion helps to shape our environment, where people have equal access to opportunities and resources and can feel comfortable to bring their true selves to work and contribute to the success of our organisation in a meaningful way.
Joining Pride Pledge is a great way to formalise our commitment to the LGBTTQIA+ community. It provides us with access to training, tools and resources so we can continue to foster an inclusive, visible and safe environment for members of the rainbow community and workforce.”
- Oscar Dunn, General Manager RGF Staffing New Zealand
We are honoured and proud to take the Pride Pledge so that we can be held accountable for our promise to the safety, visibility, and inclusion of the LGBTTQIA+ community within our workforce and the wider community.
As one of our business goals was to provide training, we were very lucky to have Marty King from Pride Pledge come and train, discuss, and answer questions our team had regarding the Rainbow community, and help our team improve their understanding of the community to help assist them in the best way possible on their job hunting journey.
Our team at RGF Staffing are excited to continue our Pride Pledge journey, and create safe, inclusive, comfortable environments for all involved.
Additional benefits of RGF Staffing New Zealand joining Pride Pledge include:
Newsletters & Resources
Networking & Collaboration
Pride Pledge ACTIVE
Roll Out The Rainbow
All of which we are eager to utilise!
You can learn more about Pride Pledge, and take the pledge yourself, right here.