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Thoughtful data for real impact

Easily measure & improve equity in your workplace


Turn your data into actionable insights for improving inclusion and equity


Ensure you write for all your people, for recruitment, retention and training


Create clear reports for senior management or government compliance

Welcome to everyone from BookMachine!

Umbrella helps you create more inclusive and appealing job adverts, with evidence-based feedback and advice. This helps you build diverse and inclusive teams, which have been shown to perform better than teams restricted to people from a particular background or type. Plus, it's just the right thing to do!

Our software takes your text and analyses it for language that is likely to exclude or put off potential applicants. It looks for aggressive, masculinused, ageist, ableist or offensive language, as well as general readability. All of these factors may put people off from applying for a job with your company based on their gender, ethnicity, religion, class, socioeconomic background, disability, sexuality and more. Beyond this, our software also checks your job advert for certain areas of best practice that ensure that you reach the most people - issues like declaring the salary, where the job will be based and any policies around accessibility, flexibility and diversity.

Our unique software platform was built with inclusion in mind from the start. It improves staff recruitment and retention, and automates management and government reports. Focus on the key inclusion metrics you need to track and get clear recommendations for action based on evidence of what employees want. Share your reports and insights with the Board, your management team or the whole staff. You now have the power to track progress and easily share information from the C-Suite to the cubicles!

Tell us what you need

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Modern cloud-based platform

A better platform
for your team

We help you use your data to build a more welcoming, diverse and representative workplace, so that everyone has the chance to succeed and your business can find and retain the best people. Our unique software platform gives employers and employees the support they need to understand their culture, plan for a better future and ensure their place in a fairer world.

Build on what you know

Our unique platform takes your job adverts and other texts and data, and then extracts and makes visible the insights hiding within.

Manage your own data

Clear dashboards, charts and score cards show you who your team really are, and compare you with your past, your future and your competitors.

Clear communication

Ensure you're saying what you want, to the people you want. Get word-by-word feedback, score cards and track performance over time.

Control and manage

Secure by design, with role-based access control and tag-based sharing. Share the content you want, with the people you want.

A better platform for everyone

We all know that each action impacts not just us but our neighbours and ultimately the whole world. So, at Umbrella, we've committed to ensuring that our business - your partner - has a positive impact.

That means we've written our social purpose into the Articles of our company so that we acknowledge the priority to put people before profit. Our Directors therefore have a legal obligation to ensure that Umbrella's actions contribute to a better society, especially those who are minoritised or disadvantaged, rather than existing primarily to make money.

That also includes wider aspects like running our workplaces on green electricity, commuting and travelling in environmentally friendly ways (whether that's cycling to the office or using video instead of flying). And it also means that we offset our unavoidable environmental impact by partnering with carbon-positive projects and through tree planting.

Choosing Umbrella means that your business is moving along a path to a fairer and more sustainable future.

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Customers around the UK

BU-UK Last Mile Networks

Wiley Publishing


Escape the City

Bibby Financial Services

Find out more about how we could help your team

Send us a quick message asking to be contacted using this form, or use the full contact page if you have specific questions.