Representation matters
June 28, 2022

For Hybrid — and for many, many companies across the globe — representation means reflecting the world around us. It’s about valuing diversity and different perspectives across the teams that make our work happen, from senior leadership through to new, entry-level starters. It’s about ensuring that no matter where we are in the world, the offices where we spend a large portion of our day are empowering environments. 

Our notion of representation looks not just at our ethnicities and religions, but also our experience — where we’ve come from in life and the journeys we’ve taken to get to where we are. Across our teams, we have PhD graduates and those that bypassed the university experience to go straight to work. There’s no one-size-fits-all. We’re proud of that.

Global inclusivity

As an organisation, we believe in leading by example. Our senior management team values the fact that every individual in every role can introduce new methods, possibilities and ideas to their work. We celebrate our differences and firmly believe that the sum total of our contributions are greater than our parts. 

Across the world, diversity looks different. We have offices on four continents — with teams in Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, Bristol and Philadelphia. In each of these offices, we’re led by management that understands that Hybrid’s wellbeing as a company is rooted in an atmosphere where everyone feels seen, understood and respected. It’s essential to our growth and it’s necessary for our overall health. 

When working in multicultural, multi-faith countries like Malaysia, for example, a massive part of our company culture focuses on celebrating national holidays as a team — whether it be Ramadan, Lunar New Year, Christmas or Diwali. The annual Christmas party that might be the focal point for offices in the other offices has a healthy competition with several other holidays in KL. A sweeping approach to office event planning just won’t work, we need to personalise and localise our diversity policy to ensure our staff and team feel visible in a global company. 

Diversity grounds our work

One of the central challenges with our education partners and their audience is access. Access to relevant information, access to opportunities, and access to decision-making support at every step in their education journey. Our diversity — and the access all our staff have to opportunity — allows us to better understand, empathise, and build connections with these audiences. We’re also continuously championing inclusion to ensure that the end consumer — students — can see themselves in the media we produce alongside clients, be this through photography, messaging, or even the very nature of the platform itself. 

Our education audiences are diverse. They have different pain points, concerns and invisible hurdles on their journeys. As an organisation, our unique strength comes from having a team that understands and represents the spectrum of what this audience looks like. We understand the challenges of minority students because we’ve experienced the process ourselves. Our team — made up of various backgrounds, nationalities, expertise, and aspirations — knows how to engage with an international demographic because it’s part of the fabric of our company. It means that we make messages that resonate and cut-through. It means we speak to the people who need to be spoken to. 

Our other specialism is technology, an industry in which diversity and inclusion are major challenges. From our recruitment practices to our upskilling programmes and payroll, we do our utmost to bridge gender disparities in tech, and to encourage entrepreneurship and mentorship among women, ethnic minorities, and other under-represented groups within the industry.

Representation matters — in who we are and the work we do. And we know that real inclusion means being ready to listen and learn. At Hybrid, we’re all ears on how we can keep doing things better. Please drop us a line with more ideas and perspectives!

 

Representation matters
June 28, 2022

For Hybrid — and for many, many companies across the globe — representation means reflecting the world around us. It’s about valuing diversity and different perspectives across the teams that make our work happen, from senior leadership through to new, entry-level starters. It’s about ensuring that no matter where we are in the world, the offices where we spend a large portion of our day are empowering environments. 

Our notion of representation looks not just at our ethnicities and religions, but also our experience — where we’ve come from in life and the journeys we’ve taken to get to where we are. Across our teams, we have PhD graduates and those that bypassed the university experience to go straight to work. There’s no one-size-fits-all. We’re proud of that.

Global inclusivity

As an organisation, we believe in leading by example. Our senior management team values the fact that every individual in every role can introduce new methods, possibilities and ideas to their work. We celebrate our differences and firmly believe that the sum total of our contributions are greater than our parts. 

Across the world, diversity looks different. We have offices on four continents — with teams in Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, Bristol and Philadelphia. In each of these offices, we’re led by management that understands that Hybrid’s wellbeing as a company is rooted in an atmosphere where everyone feels seen, understood and respected. It’s essential to our growth and it’s necessary for our overall health. 

When working in multicultural, multi-faith countries like Malaysia, for example, a massive part of our company culture focuses on celebrating national holidays as a team — whether it be Ramadan, Lunar New Year, Christmas or Diwali. The annual Christmas party that might be the focal point for offices in the other offices has a healthy competition with several other holidays in KL. A sweeping approach to office event planning just won’t work, we need to personalise and localise our diversity policy to ensure our staff and team feel visible in a global company. 

Diversity grounds our work

One of the central challenges with our education partners and their audience is access. Access to relevant information, access to opportunities, and access to decision-making support at every step in their education journey. Our diversity — and the access all our staff have to opportunity — allows us to better understand, empathise, and build connections with these audiences. We’re also continuously championing inclusion to ensure that the end consumer — students — can see themselves in the media we produce alongside clients, be this through photography, messaging, or even the very nature of the platform itself. 

Our education audiences are diverse. They have different pain points, concerns and invisible hurdles on their journeys. As an organisation, our unique strength comes from having a team that understands and represents the spectrum of what this audience looks like. We understand the challenges of minority students because we’ve experienced the process ourselves. Our team — made up of various backgrounds, nationalities, expertise, and aspirations — knows how to engage with an international demographic because it’s part of the fabric of our company. It means that we make messages that resonate and cut-through. It means we speak to the people who need to be spoken to. 

Our other specialism is technology, an industry in which diversity and inclusion are major challenges. From our recruitment practices to our upskilling programmes and payroll, we do our utmost to bridge gender disparities in tech, and to encourage entrepreneurship and mentorship among women, ethnic minorities, and other under-represented groups within the industry.

Representation matters — in who we are and the work we do. And we know that real inclusion means being ready to listen and learn. At Hybrid, we’re all ears on how we can keep doing things better. Please drop us a line with more ideas and perspectives!

 

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