RICS Inclusive Employer Quality Mark

AG are proud to announce that we have committed to the RICS Inclusive Employer Quality Mark (IEQM).

We are committing to:

  • Improving inclusivity according to 6 key principles.
  • Monitoring performance through the completion of a bi-annual self-assessment which will mean gathering specific inclusivity data and submitting it to RICS.

The IEQM asks employers to pledge their commitment to adopting and continually improving against six globally-applicable principles.

1. Leadership and vision

Demonstrable commitment at the highest level to increasing the diversity of the workforce.

2. Recruitment

Engage and attract new people to the industry from under-represented groups; best practice recruitment methods.

3. Staff development

Training and promotion policies that offer equal access to career progression for all members of the workforce.

4. Staff retention

Flexible working arrangements and adaptive working practices that provide opportunities for all to perform at their highest levels.

5. Staff engagement

An inclusive culture where staff engage with developing, delivering, monitoring and assessing the diversity and inclusivity of the workplace.

6. Continuous improvement

Continually refreshing and renewing the firm’s commitment to, and activities to support, being an inclusive employer; sharing and learning from best practice across the industry.

‘Each year, the property and construction profession welcomes and loses over 400,000 employees – a skills gap significant enough to threaten the future viability of our industry and communities. With shifting employee needs, expectations and demographics, along with a competitive war for talent, it is now more important than ever that we focus on attracting, engaging and retaining the talent mix that will make our future a reality.’ – RICS

‘In order to be an attractive and successful business, diversity and inclusion is vital. It allows employees potential to be maximised and as a result, customer experience to be of excellent standard. We are excited to be part of this movement and look forward to helping our industry make the much needed changes.’ – AG Director, Jonathan Shaw