Wellbeing & Inclusion

Sensata Technologies

Sensata Technologies is a world-leading innovator in critical sensors & electrical protection, driving safety, energy efficiency and a clean environment. Schrader Electronics (acquired by Sensata in 2014) merged 1,500 local employees with a diverse multicultural global team.

Background

Sensata aims to be a partner, employer and neighbour of choice, with a mission to ‘Win in sensing’ supported by priorities that include – ‘Be a Great Team’, ‘Model the Way’ and ‘Do it better’. Diversity underpins its business success and Sensata is continually incorporating varied experience and viewpoints to meet the needs of all communities with whom it interacts.

What Sensata Technologies did

Sensata’s ethos of Diversity and Inclusion has established many initiatives to improve policy and processes, resulting in increased eligibility for flexible working, an improved flexible working policy to include longer start and stop times, a new working from home policy and a full review of recruitment and retention practices.

Sensata has appointed a global Diversity & Inclusion Specialist with responsibility for setting diversity targets and supporting teams to improve. It has reviewed and corrected remuneration bands to ensure pay parity for similar roles.

Through its GROW Initiative, Sensata organises monthly training and discussion events on issues such as unconscious bias and gender equality, and has hosted events such as Celebrating Diversity Day.

Sensata launched a Technical Coaching Programme aimed at getting more women and minorities onto the Sensata Technical Ladder (a progression framework to recognise leading technical talent).

The ‘Women in Action’ initiative was launched to develop current female technical talent and the ‘Sensata Scholarship for Women’ is offered to STEM candidates in Northern Ireland.

Impacts and Outcomes

  • 20% female appointments to Technical Ladder
  • Remuneration review corrected pay bands and ensured similar pay for similar roles
  • The GROW network has built connections to similar groups, such as: Lean-in, NI Equality Commission and the QUB Athena Swann programme

For more information, please email: awright@sensata.com, eproctor@sensata.com