The positive association between gender and ethnic diversity and financial performance has been widely reported. It’s becoming common knowledge that diversity and inclusion are imperative for any business; resulting in companies being 33% more likely to achieve better than average profits (McKinsey, 2018), as well as demonstrably improving employee engagement and staff retention.

Yet still, within the UK’s technology sector, women make up only 17% of the workforce and there is currently zero British BAME representation on the boards of the UK’s top 16 Tech companies (Colorintech).

We are working hard with our partners and allies to make change, advocating for greater support of Diversity & Inclusion strategy at C-level across the industry. In The Chief Diversity Officer in 2019 report, we’ve collaborated with ColorinTech to interview some of the most experienced D&I leaders around the world. We focus on how they believe they can be empowered to successfully transform business at its core. We explore how CDOs view their roles and positions, the support they need to thrive and finally, make recommendations for those thinking about hiring a CDO.

This is why we’re here, to proactively challenge misconceptions about diversity hiring meaning lowering the bar or being nothing more than a box-checking exercise. We never compromise on our promise of finding you the very best person for the job and always guarantee diverse top calibre candidate shortlists for every role we manage. At the same time, through our consulting practice, we help to equip our clients to become more inclusive employers; in turn improving staff retention and employee engagement.

Our team have developed an exceptional Diversity network, through partnerships with numerous organisations including Colorintech, Foundervine and Diversily. As well as our focus on exec level roles, we are committed to making a difference at entry level too, regularly hosting hackathons and coding sprints for underrepresented groups.

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