One of the UK’s biggest job board website, Monster has asked the recruitment industry to join them in their bid to get more women into technology, IT and coding roles by supporting a ‘TechTalent Charter’ to create a framework of action for the future.
Recently, Monster had a ‘Girls in Coding’ event that brought together industry experts to discuss what can be done to encourage females to take up coding.
Sinead Bunting, Marketing Director UK and Ireland at Monster said: “Last week’s event was really successful with its primary aim being to raise awareness of the issue within the HR and recruitment industry. However we see this as being the first step towards making a real and meaningful difference in this important area.
“We are keen to enter discussion with others in the HR and recruitment industry to make sure we, as a sector, are doing all we can to ensure women are represented in this area for job growth in the future - working together as an industry is the best way of making a genuine difference. Together we can work towards getting more girls into coding, encourage women into technology roles, and in the process ensure that the tech that is meant for everyone is built by everyone. This is also a key way to close the digital skills gap we are currently experiencing in the UK”.