Diversity & CSR

We’re committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and socially responsible business.
We believe in building teams representative of their local communities, for ourselves and our clients,
and recognise that diverse and varied perspectives add unique value to the workplace.

Our diversity commitment

We are committed to building a team that represents a diversity of thought, experience and background. We recently reviewed our D&I efforts and have put in place clear strategic targets to work towards. We don’t want to be just pumping out the usual platitudes. This is about making meaningful change to our business, and the businesses we work with. We have set strategic D&I goals across the business and have put a number of key initiatives in place to help us achieve them. They are:

Across JCW Group our placements in 2020 were made up of:

64.09%   Male

35.91%   Female

60.12%   White

26.69%   Asian

10.56%   Black

2.63%      Other

 

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  • Creation of a Diversity Counsel to continually measure effectiveness
  • Talent team targeted against ensure we have a diverse pipeline of candidates through specific resourcing and targeting
  • D&I to be more prominent in all staff engagement forums and specific targets in place across the management team Talent team tasked with hitting and coordinating
  • Partnering with specialist external suppliers to ensure ongoing best practice (e.g. Growing Happy)
  • Defaulting to no-named shortlists for all client vacancies

Our diversity goals

  • Our global management team to reflect the racial/ethnic diversity of our respective local communities. By 2024.
  • A 50/50 gender balance and racial/ethnic diversity across all of JCW Group that is reflective of our local communities. By 2022.
  • Our candidates placed to be consistently diverse (gender) and racially/ethnically representative of our clients’ local communities. By 2021.

“We want to make meaningful changes to our business, and to help our clients make meaningful changes to their businesses too. We already provide blind shortlists to clients that request this, and this will be just one of the areas we are increasing as part of our ongoing D&I commitment.”

Our diversity policy

We are committed to supporting the principle of equal opportunities for all. We strongly oppose all unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of any protected characteristics such as age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religious belief, or disability.

As a recruitment partner we treat all candidates with the same level of attention, courtesy and professionalism and actively encourage applicants from a wide talent pool. We aim to draw upon the widest possible range of views and experiences to meet the changing needs of our staff, clients, partners, candidates, contractors and temporary workers. We seek to promote diversity and to respond to the needs of all individuals in a fair and equitable manner, whilst observing our commitment and responsibility to current legislation. Thus, our vacancy advertising and recruitment and selection processes are compliant with the following legislation.

  • The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
  • The Local Government Act 1988 and 1999.
  • Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Act (SENDA) 2001.
  • Racial & Religious Hatred Act 2006.
  • The Work & Families Act 2006.
  • Equality Act 2010.

We are committed to working in partnership with companies to help them build and grow diverse teams and provide candidate shortlists that are representative of the location. We do this by:

  • Dedicated diversity training for all staff
  • Un-biased job advert writing training
  • Diverse candidate sourcing best practice and training
  • Gender neutral job advertising using Paiger, a tool to identify the use of masculine language in job adverts
  • Diversity statement on all job adverts
  • The implementation of blind shortlists as requested (no name CVs)
  • Conducting monitoring to ensure processes are fair, equitable and accessible and to identify any significant under-representation

Fundraising

We welcomed the Myotubular Trust team into our London office recently to find out more about the work they do and present them with a cheque for £32,851.

That’s what we raised in 2020 and comes off the back of our Black Tie event that included a company-wide raffle and auction.

We’re all keen to help as much as possible and look forward to more charity events throughout the year.

“We are delighted to announce that the Myotubular Trust are co-funding a clinical trial with the charity arm of the world-renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), and Sparks, the children’s medical research charity. This is following our joint research grant call in 2019. It is a real honour to be partners in the UK’s largest charitable grant-making scheme of its kind, dedicated to paediatric rare disease research.”

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Our CSR policy

We are committed to being a socially and environmentally responsible organisation, actively engaging with and improving the world around us wherever possible. Our corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts are focused on three key areas. They are:

Fundraising

We work with our chosen charity partners to identify and carry out fundraising schemes that support their mission and goals. We do this by:

  • Annual charity auction
  • Sponsored events and activities
  • Charity salary sacrifice option for employees
  • Donation boxes
  • In and outside office fundraising events
  • Internal competitions
  • Promoting the impact and work done by our charity partners wherever possible

Our global charity partner is currently the Myotubular Trust. Find out more about what they do here.

Environment

We believe in a sustainable future, so we’re always working towards minimising our impact on the environment wherever possible. We do this by:

  • Having clear internal policies on energy conservation and waste reduction
  • Considering environmental concerns in our procurement processes
  • Working with suppliers that are environmentally friendly
  • Encouraging staff to reduce waste wherever and whenever possible
  • Minimising the use of paper materials
  • Reducing carbon footprint by switching off lights and machines whenever not in use

Community

Alongside ensuring our own business represents the values we believe in, we are committed to working in partnership with companies to help them build and grow diverse teams and provide candidate shortlists that are demographically representative. We do this by:

  • Committing to making our own workforce diverse and inclusive to represent the communities we work in
  • Engaging with companies that have clearly defined equality practices, or are actively aware of and working towards equality
  • Helping companies to source, build and maintain inclusive workforces through inclusively mindful recruitment
  • Dedicated diversity training for all staff
  • Un-biased job advert writing training
  • Diverse candidate sourcing best practice and training
  • Gender neutral job advertising, verified by dedicated tools
  • Securing our staff’s wellbeing and fair treatment
  • Creating meaningful employment that contributes to livelihoods of communities and breaks down barriers to work

 

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