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Proud to celebrate PRIDE

Published Online: June 21st 2021
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Our commitment to our values

At Touch Medical Media, diversity, equality, and inclusion are at the core of who we are. We commit to this value throughout all our global work; with faculty members, supporters and colleagues, these values are cemented in our mission and our impact when it comes to improving clinical practice throughout the medical community. 

As a company, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive working environment where we value and develop employees of all backgrounds and experiences. This commitment is highlighted in the way the Touch team places a strong emphasis on work culture, with an open-door policy where everyone supports one another.

Collaboration is key, and at Touch we firmly believe that when varied pasts, walks of life, and perspectives are united, more insightful, and deeper understandings are achieved – meaning that we can better serve the medical community. In short, a more diverse business is a better business. Our approach to inclusion and diversity is rooted in listening, learning, and acting – and by doing so, we aim to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Enhance employee engagement.
  • Recruit, develop & retain talented employees with diverse backgrounds & experiences.
  • Expand community engagement & impact.

Additionally, we recognise every employer has a part to play in driving social change and as such we guarantee:

  • Diversity & inclusion training to create a safe & friendly environment for all employees.
  • An open-door policy where everyone supports one another. 
  • A clear statement that emphasizes fair treatment & open support of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Great benefits for all employees regardless of their sexual orientation— including time off for adoption leave, maternity/paternity leave, health benefits, & pay.
  • A social responsibility program to help organise & take steps to demonstrate clear support for the LGBTQ+ community.
  • A Diversity and Inclusion Policy which ensures that all staff prioritise diversity in the delivery of our education, in working with our partners, and in our relationships with faculty.

Gill Brooks, HR Director for Touch, said:

“The Touch team represents an eclectic group of people from a range of diverse backgrounds and walks of life. Not only do we strive to continually create a diverse workforce, but we also focus on diversity informally throughout the company – by encouraging and inviting employees to share their diverse backgrounds with each other.”

 

Proud to celebrate PRIDE

June celebrates Pride month, which means collective voices from across the globe are coming together to support and honour the LGBTQ+ community. Not only do the Touch company values and employment policies reflect our commitment to equality and diversity, but we actively promote discourse and challenges around the topic. In Touch team discussions, we recognised the bravery of two pioneering activists: Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera who both played a key role in the Stonewall riots, in June 1969. The weekend of rioting is widely acknowledged as the birthplace of the modern gay liberation movement. It was the first-time gay communities fought back against the regular police raids on the city’s gay bars and clubs. Without the fightback of these activists, it is likely that gay liberation would have evolved at a much slower pace. Marsha and Sylvia: we salute you.

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