Diversity & Inclusion
Here at Clarence George, we are passionate about constantly challenging and reinventing our recruitment processes to ensure that we are as inclusive as possible. It is vital for us that our candidates feel welcomed, respected and celebrated for the value that they bring, and that our clients are supporting and championing diversity in their workforce.
Diversity matters. Not only is it the right thing to do; it is also of huge benefit to workers and workforces alike. Diverse companies allow for more viewpoints and a wider range of skills, greater employee satisfaction and better decision making. Diverse and inclusive workforces are the future; the fact that 85% of employers are prioritising increasing diversity in their workforce is a testament to that fact.
What do we mean by diversity?
In order to move effectively towards broadening the diversity of our candidates and ensuring inclusivity in our processes, it is important to engage with what diversity actually means.
For Clarence George, diversity means that we accept and include employees of all backgrounds, genders and gender identities, races, ethnicities, sexualities, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, religions, physical abilities or attributes, and ages.
We also feel that it is important to acknowledge the intersectionality of diversity; we work hard to avoid sectionalised viewpoints and consciously shape the multi-faceted approach required to achieve inclusivity.
What steps are we taking?
As a recruitment consultancy, we at Clarence George feel a significant responsibility to aid diversity and inclusion in our recruitment processes. It is impossible to ignore the reality that recruitment campaigns frequently see minorities unacknowledged for their skills and achievements. As a result we are constantly pushing ourselves to improve and enable visibility for all candidates. Some examples of the steps we are taking include:
Improving our job advertisement inclusivity
Utilising recruitment tools that enable connections with diverse talent
Consciously taking steps to counter unconscious bias
Widening our candidate searches
Proactively working with clients who align with our values
We are also implementing measures to ensure inclusivity within our own organisation, such as:
Providing equal parental leave of 26 weeks of full pay regardless of gender, location, family circumstances or tenure
Regular volunteering days for our employees allowing Clarence George to give back to the community
Proactively working with recruitment agencies to diversify the pool of candidates for our own internal hiring
We are proud to be advocates of diverse workforces and inclusive recruitment. By holding ourselves accountable and committing to change, we hope to continually improve our recruitment processes, to ensure that our values are at the heart of Clarence George, so that our clients and candidates can be confident that we are providing an equitable and inclusive recruitment service.