Diversity at Atos

Here at Atos, diversity and inclusion are embedded in our DNA. With robust programs in place to support our 5 Diversity Dimensions (Gender, Accessibility, LGBT, Generations, and Culture) our 120,000 global employees are encouraged to contribute to our culture of inclusivity. Atos does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sexual orientation, gender, or ethnicity. We hold ourselves to a high standard, because our employees deserve to feel safe, valued, and able to express themselves.

Millennials

Millennials are our fastest growing employee group – we provide you with opportunities to network, present on the latest technologies, and coach one another to accelerate career mobility. As reported by Bloomberg, 46% of the growth in the prime-age labor pool can be attributed to Millennial women, so programs to help them grow are a priority for us here at Atos. We have a fast track program in place for university graduates, and a focus on reverse mentoring programs to support this population as they acclimate. Our Millennials Affinity Group ranks third in overall contributions to their colleagues, having produced several webinars on topics that range from the impact their generation will make in the workplace to how Millennials can close the talent gap in project management. Atos was named a Top Engaged Company in the US by the Employee Engagement Index in part because of these efforts.

Seasoned Professionals

Atos publicly affirms that we: believe in equal opportunity for all workers, regardless of age, believe that 50+ workers should have a level playing field in their ability to compete for and obtain jobs, recognize the value of experienced workers, recruit across diverse age groups and consider all applicants on an equal basis. 

We are pleased to announce that we have signed the AARP Employer Pledge and join a nationwide group of employers in affirming the value of experienced workers and are committed to developing diverse organizations.

In 2018 we established an Affinity Group for employees with more than 10 years of working experience; and launched a women’s leadership development program in 2019 that serves our 50+ population.  We are pleased to join our clients, competitors, and AARP in celebrating what is unique and powerful in all our employees. Vercida recognized this focus and named Atos as a Top 5 Age-Inclusive Company in 2018.

Gender

Our Women Who Succeed program is positioning our top talents for key roles within the company; offering best in class learning, collaboration, and mentoring opportunities to move more Atos women into senior roles. Our global Executive Committee is acting as emissaries to ensure that women have what they need to succeed. We signed the parity.org charter to pledge our intention to promote women to senior level roles and work closely with the United Nations on their He for She Initiative. We hosted the first-ever conference on gender equity in computing in Greece. Atos has twice won the Brandon Hall Group Bronze Award for our women’s development programs and started a first-ever women’s leadership development training program in 2019. Our Global Chief Diversity Officer was awarded the Women In IT Diversity Initiative Award in 2019. Atos was named a Top Engaged Workplace by The Employee Engagement Organization, a Top 10 Employer for Gender by Vercida, and a UK&I Times Top 50 Employer for Gender.

Culture

Atos has partnered with Textio to revise our job descriptions and HR Policies so that they are inclusive and free from gender bias. We are very focused on sustainability, community engagement, and working with young people across the globe who are interested in tech as a career option. Our global Affinity Groups give voice to our employees’ ideas. The Together Network in the UK and Ireland created a reverse mentoring program so that our employees can learn from one another. Our Veterans Groups in the UK and US conduct programs to prepare former military personnel for tech careers . Our African-American AG recommended the addition of HBCUs to our campus recruiting program, and our Latinx Affinity Group has created videos focused on how they are making Hispanic History. Atos signed the Hispanic Promise sponsored by We Are All Human to celebrate what is unique and powerful in our Latinx employees. We are extremely proud that Atos was named as a Best Place For Race by the Prince’s Trust in the UK, and a Great Place To Work in Bulgaria.

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Our LGBT and Allies groups provide support, guidance, and resources to our employees, and together with senior staff support, are ensuring that our employees view Atos as a safe, inclusive workplace. Atos has partnered with the United Nations and signed the LGBTI Standards of Conduct For Business; and has also signed L’Autre Cercle’s charter in support of their mission is to combat discrimination. Our relationship with the UN continues to expand through joint webinars focused on issues that our LGBTI+ employees face daily. We’ve hosted webinars on topics that range from Inclusive Parenting to an open discussion with the first member of the US Military to openly declare his sexuality, Justin Elzie. We continue to rise on the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index scale and have increased our global reach to include 32+ countries and close to 1,400 members. Julia Atwater made the UK’s 2019 OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Model List.

Accessibility

One of our most active pillars focused on several key initiatives, we developed a global policy on Accessibility, are focused on improving the candidate experience from an accessibility perspective and are partnering with our Learning & Development teams to ensure that all courseware meets the needs of our employees. Atos plays an important role in Global Accessibility Awareness Day, hosting events across the globe that feature world-renowned experts in the disability field. We’re partnering with local colleges such as National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) and Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) neuro-diverse program, as we know that our technical talents will come from these populations in the future. Neil Milliken, Global Head Of Accessibility, made the Top 10 on Shaw’s Disability Power Top 100 List, and won the Business Disability Forum’s Disability-Smart Diversity and Inclusion Practitioner Award.