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.
Explore Diversity & Inclusion
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.
We run events and initiatives celebrating causes including International Women’s Day and Neurodiversity Celebration Week
We’re members of the Mindful Business Charter to promote better mental health and wellbeing in the workplace
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:
We provide mandatory DEI training to all employees, aiming to empower them with a deeper understanding of the factors that influence their decision making
We run DEI initiatives around important causes including Neurodiversity Celebration Week and International Women’s Day
We’ve signed up to the Mindful Business Charter, a framework to promote better mental health and wellbeing in the workplace
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
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
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
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.