Our Colleague Networks
Whether it’s at work or in our personal lives, it’s the people we meet who make each day interesting. Facebook and Twitter have made it even easier to stay connected. When there’s no-one around we quickly become bored and miss the opportunities to share our experiences and knowledge – whether it’s about a work routine or the recipe you want to try for an anniversary meal.
As we get to know other people, their strength, skills and opinions quickly become clear to us and they become important to us too. That’s how we know where to go for help, who gives the best advice and they get to understand the same about you too – in other words we create our own network.
These work and personal networks are important and help us in our jobs and at home.
We know how important it is to network but sometimes, particularly at work, it can be difficult to find the right person to talk to. That’s why colleagues in the business have come together to create networks where people can come together to discuss shared concerns, find out how others manage their careers and to meet other people in different areas of the business.
If you’d like to know more or have any questions about our networks please use the links below or speak to your Personnel Manager.
Out at Tesco
The purpose of our Out at Tesco network is to encourage people to ‘be themselves’ at work and not worry about hiding anything, which can make us all work more productively.
We want to highlight to colleagues that they ‘have a place to go’. We offer networking, support, mentoring, development and social activities. We also want to highlight to our non LGBTI colleagues that ‘we are here’ demonstrating that everyone is welcome at Tesco. You don’t have to have to identify yourself as LGBTI to join.
We are now a Diversity champion with Stonewall who will help us develop a diverse culture and network, and who can advise us on any diversity challenge or query. Being a Diversity champion means we are part of a network with over 600 employers where we can share ideas with other sectors and regions.
Women in Tesco
The Women in Tesco is a network for colleagues, ran by colleagues.
We want to inspire and empower colleagues at Tesco, and provide support for everybody in their careers. We’re here to help providing with advice from our peers, and life stories from senior colleagues to support one another with ways to make working life easier, wherever you are in the business and whatever your goals.
If you want to get involved, there are groups you can join in:
• SRD + Supply Chain
• Business Support
If you’d like to sign up to our monthly newsletter, or would like more information on joining a group, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Black Asian Minority Ethnic network (BAME)
The BAME (Black Asian Minority Ethnic) network is a colleague network led by a steering group aiming to make a difference by raising awareness of diversity and inclusion within the organisation.
We want to support and encourage more BAME colleagues to develop their careers with Tesco and let Black Asian Minority Ethnics in the wider community know that Tesco is a great place to work.
Our core purpose is to connect BAME colleagues to be the best that they can be.
We would love you to get involved – please click here to visit our page and find out more.
Tesco Armed Forces Network
As a network, we’re looking to co-ordinate a number of activities – ranging from social activities to those that aim to support and develop colleagues and former members of the armed forces, helping them to find their way here at Tesco. Our priorities are to:
- Support Service Leavers
- by providing access to Tesco as an example of what service leavers can expect from a civilian employer
- by supporting former military colleagues with transition from military life
- Support colleagues with family in the armed forces
- Support colleagues who are Reservists
So, if you’re keen to have a say about how Tesco can help our armed forces community, reconnect with people with a similar interest and background, or if you just want to pull up a sandbag and swing the lantern, please join us. If you don’t have any military connection and you just want to support, we’d love you to join too!
Click here to join.
In response to colleague feedback a new network for colleagues with disabilities is currently being established. The purpose will be to help inspire and enable all colleagues with disabilities in their lives.
If you’re interested in getting involved, or you’d like to share your story, contact the disABILITY network Steering Group confidentially by email: email@example.com or you can register to be a member by clicking here.