Kyria Blog: Zero Discrimination Day

Kyria Blog: Zero Discrimination Day

March 1st is Zero Discrimination Day, a day described by the UN as one which draws attention to the millions who still suffer from social and economic exclusion due to prejudice and intolerance. They call on people to value and embrace diversity and recognize the diverse set of talents and skills that each person brings talents that enrich society and strengthen communities. Welcoming diversity in all its forms reinforces social cohesion and brings valuable benefits to societies around the world.

With this in mind, we decided this was the perfect opportunity to do our small part and share our take on Zero Discrimination and talk about how we hire at Kyria.

Kyria has always believed in hiring the best people for the job, regardless of their age, gender or nationality. So we do discriminate; but quality is what we pay attention to, not boxes ticked on a form. Ours is an office with a strong international identity that welcomes and embraces people from all backgrounds.

Currently we have staff members from France, Poland, Portugal and Slovakia, and our two previous student interns were from Bulgaria and Lithuania. We encourage people of all nationalities to apply to work here and we believe this inclusive approach to building a team is one of the reasons why we have such a strong and collaborative office atmosphere. Kyria will continue to hire the best people available for the job and Zero Discrimination Day gives us the chance to recommit to promoting tolerance and fighting discrimination against things that don't matter.

As we've mentioned in a previous blog post, we're always looking for Software Developers of the highest quality. Regardless if you're from Scotland or Singapore, Bellshill or Brazil, Glasgow or Germany, if you share our core values and can reach our high technical standards, we'll always have room for you at Kyria.

To learn more about Zero Discrimination Day you can visit the UNAIDS website.

Simon Heptinstall,

Marketing Officer.