At Pizza Express, we value uniqueness and embrace people from all backgrounds, beliefs and experiences. Inclusivity and respect are part of our People Deal showing the importance we place on ensuring that “Everyone Belongs”. We recognise that to deliver our people strategy, diversity and inclusion has to play a significant part. As a business we want to:
..* Create a great place to work
..* Lead a high-performance culture and,
..* Develop a talent pipeline to support growth
Our leaders are key to creating an inclusive and respectful work environment where all team members can be themselves. We believe that this will unleash the potential that our fantastic mix of team members bring to our business and we carry this across all our employment practices from recruitment and selection to training, pay, career development and promotion.
We understand that one of the best ways of understanding and meeting the needs of our diverse customers is to have a workforce that reflects diversity, and therefore we truly believe that our “Everyone Belongs” proposition enables our customers to have fantastic experiences and enjoy “Good times. Together.”
We want to ensure that we put in place plans that are for the long term, innovative in approach and that ensure that we continue to build a diverse talent pool. We are therefore taking our time to focus in on a few things well to ensure we have a positive impact.
To signal our commitment to diversity, we, together with several other hospitality companies, have signed up to the Diversity in Hospitality, Travel and Leisure Charter, in order to promote diversity and inclusivity in the sector.
To make an impact on gender diversity, and the progression of women both at PizzaExpress and within the hospitality industry, we actively support Women in Hospitality, Travel & Leisure 2020. Through offering flexible work solutions, we have increased our efforts to ensure that we unlock any barriers to progression for female and male team members alike and that we broaden our approach from “flexible working”, which can appear most applicable to women and parents, to include everyone in the discussions and benefits relating to “work-life balance.“
PizzaExpress actively supports LGBTQI+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexual) initiatives and takes part in Pride events each year as part of this.
We want to be an attractive employer to all and commit to promoting diversity regarding generation, religion, disability, Nationality and ethnicity, race, and cultural and social background, in order to create a work environment that is free of prejudice - where ‘Everyone Belongs’.