CLCs are groups created by and for employees, a safe space for exchanging opinions, supporting specific minorities and creating networking opportunities.
Alberto Aragón, co-director of the Incubator, participated in the meeting organised in Woodlands – Texas by Alight’s Diversity and Inclusion team, last February 17th at 16:00 Spanish time (9:00 AM in Texas time). This meeting included numerous activities and was attended by over 70 Alight employees during the 16th and 17th of February, both in person and online.
This global meeting aimed to reflect the importance of improving the wellbeing of the company’s employees, enhancing and encouraging internal communication strategies, fostering diverse recruitment, developing employee retention policies and evolving strong communities, etc. In this context, the importance of strategic partnerships (such as Alight-Univerty of Granada UGR) was also highlighted.
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Therefore, the intervention of Professor Aragón, the only European partner who participated in the meeting, was to give visibility to the activities carried out by the UGR Talent Incubator and the close collaboration between the two entities, showing how the Incubator provides top level talent to the Granada office, the main service provider centre in Europe for Alight. Alberto Aragón gave an overview of the existing talent programmes, the action of mentors and professional coaches in tTherefore, the intervention of Professor Aragón, the only European partner at the meeting, was focus on the activities carried out by the UGR Talent Incubator and the collaboration between the UGR and Alight. He showed how the Incubator provides top level talent to the Granada office, the main service provider centre in Europe for Alight. He gave an overview of the existing talent programmes, the role of mentors and professional coaches in these programmes and explained specific initiatives such as the Supernova Programme (aimed at encouraging vocations at a variety of academic levels, from STEM studies to high school girls), Talento Mujer (a training program aimed at offering advice, training, and professional experience to university students in order to help them develop their careers in the future), Talento Mujer (a training program designed to provide university students with advice, instruction, and professional experience to help them advance their careers in the future. It also aims to provide instruction, professional experience, and advice to university students to help them launch a successful career in digital companies) or the new Inclusive Alumni Lab programme (a project for promoting lifelong learning for young students with learning diversity and high potential, helping them to learn the use of digital tools demanded by firms).
This participation was supported by Raquel Pedregal, inclusion and diversity specialist at Alight, and former alumni of the Incubator. She presented her own personal experience and how this experience has helped her to successfully carry out her current role in the company.