Diversity, equity and inclusion

We believe that diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in recruitment can only progress if we constantly assess our own practices, biases and habits.


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Our approach

Our diversity, equity and inclusion strategy is built around internal training and a series of partnerships and initiatives that aim to challenge potentially bias or unfair processes and policies.

We know that understanding professionals beyond their profiles can be a problem in recruitment, but that we can play an active role in solving it.

As a global recruitment consultancy with a significant footprint, we understand that the positive changes that we inspire can have a significant impact far beyond our own company.

Connect

We run events and initiatives celebrating causes including International Women’s Day and Neurodiversity Celebration Week

Educate

We’re members of the Mindful Business Charter to promote better mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

Collaborate

We work with companies like Resurgo in the UK to support social mobility through employment

Moving the conversation forward

We’re passionate about DEI and the progressive role we can play as a recruitment consultancy.

With our reach, connections and influence, we have the opportunity to move the conversation forward – not just within our company, but within many others too.

So, it’s no surprise that DEI is something we’re deeply passionate about.

We’re on a journey of learning and discovery, where we’re not afraid to ask any questions about any part of our business.

What we’re doing

To ensure we’re always moving in the right direction, improving diversity within our recruitment processes and offering the right advice to our clients, there are a number of actions we’ve taken and partnerships we’ve established:

Essential training

We provide mandatory DEI training to all employees, aiming to empower them with a deeper understanding of the factors that influence their decision making

Progressive pioneers

We run DEI initiatives around important causes including Neurodiversity Celebration Week and International Women’s Day

Sustainable network

We’ve signed up to the Mindful Business Charter, a framework to promote better mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

Purposeful volunteering

We offer volunteering for our employees to connect them with social hardships in local areas – and partner with the likes of Benefacto to do this across the business

Global partnerships

We partner with initiatives around the world. These include Resurgo and Project Search in the UK to support social mobility, The Diversity Council in Australia to support workplace DEI practices and board membership of AIESEC Alumni Europe, a platform for young people to develop leadership skills

Diverse recruitment

We’ve revamped our internal hiring strategy by acknowledging that ‘company fit’ has a habit of attracting recruiters who look for very similar candidates. We’re committed to increasing diversity through focusing on competence and potential, rather than background. This includes using techniques such as removing qualifications from CVs

Impactful initiatives

We have a dedicated DEI committee that meets monthly to ensure we are meeting various pledges and to report to the board on DEI progress 

Just the beginning

These actions represent the beginning of our DEI journey, rather than the end.

We’re constantly working to improve our own methods, and to bring in new perspectives on an issue that is so central to everything we do.

So, watch this space for new partnerships and new learnings.

DEI resources

  • Global Impact Series

Celebrating Black Heroes

  • Posted July 29, 2022
In continuation of our series celebrating Black History, this third article gives insight into inspiring Black voices: celebrating pioneers from the past, and looking ahead, we celebrate inspirational people who are uplifting Black voices and are helping to drive change in workplaces. Black history heroes: Percy Julian – Chemist and researcher A pioneer in chemistry […]
  • DEI

Authenticity and trans-inclusivity: bringing your whole self to work

  • Posted May 13, 2022
A conversation with Vanessa Sheridan  In a time when ‘inclusivity’ and ‘authenticity’ are the buzzwords at the forefront of every DEI strategy, and June comes to an end – a month dedicated to celebrating Pride – it is key that our commitment to LGBTQIA+ inclusivity across the workplace must not stop on June 30th. Keep […]
  • DEI

How to educate yourself on discrimination and Black History

  • Posted May 13, 2022
Carter Murray is proud to celebrate Black History Month. We recognize that honoring Black History goes beyond the duration of February and that we should actively look to celebrate Black History, uplift the voices of our Black colleagues, and genuinely continue to uncover ways we can eradicate discrimination, unconscious or active, of any sort, during the […]
  • Global Impact Series

Resources for Neurodiversity Celebration Week

  • Posted May 13, 2022
This week March 21-27 marks Neurodiversity Celebration Week, an annual event shining a light on diversity, challenging misconceptions, and providing information on neurodiversity. At Carter Murray, we strive to help shape a workforce that is diverse, equitable and inclusive wherever you are in the world – supporting all diversity in the workplace and striving for people to […]

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