October commences Black History Month and with it comes the utmost significance. It’s a crucial time to celebrate the contributions that members of the Black community have made to the UK’s social, political, and cultural landscape. This annual celebration brings forward stories and achievements that perhaps would be overlooked otherwise.
Black History Month aims to not only celebrate but to educate. It’s a time when dialogue, reflection, and learning are encouraged.
Here at HR Heads, we are proud to prioritise diversity in all we do. Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion are embedded into our DNA and one of our core business pillars.
We are a values-led business with strong corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitments. This responsibility takes different forms, such as promoting Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion, providing fair and flexible working conditions, and giving back to the HR community.
We firmly believe in equity for all and have pledged to continue attracting a workforce that reflects this, not only for ourselves but for the clients and candidates we engage with.
They are more than just words for us; they are the guiding principles of how we build our teams and future leaders, and how we inspire organisations to diversify talent pools. We have a global multi-cultural following and are duty-bound to reflect this in our hiring processes.
It’s one thing to state how important diversity is, it’s another to back this with evidence. I feel proud to disclose that all the candidates placed into new opportunities in the last 12 months equates to an exact 50:50 ethnic balance. These stats demonstrate that diversity is proactively on our radar and we work hard to ensure shortlists for clients are as varied in experience, background and diversity as possible.
From candidate attraction, right through to Board representation, ED&I touches every part of the process and people need to feel comfortable bringing their whole selves to work knowing they will be treated equally and fairly; that they belong, and that their opinion matters.