Cinesite’s Head of HR, Sashka Jankovska contributed to the Broadcast diversity survey.
The UK’s post-production sector employs tens of thousands of people in a wide range of technical and creative roles, but how diverse is the workforce?
This is the question Jake Bickerton from Broadcast Tech asked HR professionals across the sector including our own Head of HR, Sashka Jankovska.
Here’s an extract from her Q&A….
What are you doing to help ensure you have a diverse workforce?
We strive to build the world we want to see within our own studios and industry at large. We’re not all the same, and that’s our greatest strength. We draw on the differences in who we are, what we’ve experienced, and how we think, because to create images and stories that serve everyone, we believe in including everyone.
Cinesite fosters and encourages an inclusive approach by everyone who works with us and we’re constantly reviewing our practises and policies to make sure we’re doing the best we can. We respect the work-life balance (not just family life but work-personal life) and are working to offer more flexibility to employees.
Cinesite London has gender parity amongst its head of departments, and we’re a member of Access VFX and a supporter of Women In Animation. Furthermore, we’re developing and implementing policies and practices that are more inclusive of our LGTBQIA2S+ community.
For anyone with a disability, Cinesite makes reasonable adjustments across our studios and the individual’s role that will remove or minimise any disadvantage to them.
Added to this, with one in seven people (more than 15% of people in the UK) being neurodivergent, Cinesite makes reasonable adjustments across our studios and the individual’s role that will remove or minimise any disadvantage to them.
Cinesite employees are given a safe place to practice their religious beliefs and they are protected from discrimination at all stages of employment including recruitment, workplace terms and conditions and dismissal.
Read the full Q&A with Sashka here where she talks about why it’s important to have a diverse gender and ethnic balance & our diversity and inclusion policy.