Company Corner: Niya

Company Corner: Niya

Here at Patchwork Hub, we believe it’s important to share the work of organisations promoting inclusive recruitment and candidate empowerment. Continuing our Company Corner series, we recently caught up with Banu Ali from Niya. Niya’s Diversity Recruitment Platform connects underrepresented tech/data talent with global employment opportunities. From refugees and migrants through to ethnic minorities, Niya is determined to find tech and data roles to support underrepresented individuals.

What is Niya’s Diversity Recruitment Platform?

Niya's Diversity Recruitment Platform connects underrepresented tech/data talent with global job opportunities. We support a range of individuals to find roles at top companies that prioritise diversity and inclusion. These include refugees and migrants, ethnic minorities, women, LGBTQ+, neurodivergent and physically disabled people. Our community offers free access to global tech/data jobs, events, networks and training opportunities. We empower candidates to pursue a long and fulfilling career in the tech industry.

What are Niya’s main aims and mission?

Mission: We have pledged to create a truly inclusive tech industry by supporting 1 million underrepresented candidates into tech jobs over the next 10 years.

Vision: To create a future of work that is diverse and equitable, where your background is not a barrier to opportunity.

Why is accessibility, disability inclusion or remote/flexible working important to your company?

Flexible/remote hiring is imperative in the modern, globalised world. At Niya, we serve candidates in over 35 countries. We want to make it as easy as possible for them to connect with fulfilling tech and data job opportunities regardless of their background and location. We advocate working systems that promote social mobility, inclusion and diversity, by empowering organisations to hire hidden and untapped talent.

Does your company have a mantra or motto?

Talent is everywhere. Opportunity is not.

What do you think is the biggest challenge your industry will face in the next 5 years?

Keeping up with global demand and trends in digital transformation.

Testimonial from one of Niya’s team members

“Personally, joining Niya will always be a turning point in my life. After trying everything, I was happy to finally find a job after searching for almost a year. Little did I know that I was embarking on a life-changing journey with an amazing group of people. Niya gives me the chance to help people who were in the same situation I was in. Doing that with an amazing group of people who inspire me every day.”

What are your thoughts on Patchwork Hub?

"Patchwork Hub is the solution for accessible work and for companies to recognize the benefits of accessibility, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.”


Want to find out more about Niya? Check out the links below:

Niya’s Website

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Niya’s Hiring Hub

Published: August 2022

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