BIE D&I Leads

A culture of inclusion and belonging

"We know investing in inclusion helps us to perform better as a business and connects us closer to our clients. We recognise that there is more work for us to do, but we are committed to  questioning, listening – and continuing to take action and drive change." Gordon Whyte, CEO. 

We are committed to supporting organisations to build diverse leadership and to foster the inclusive cultures that will enable their people to succeed. Our role is to support organisations to think differently about talent as we attract extraordinary leaders.

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Data

We conduct yearly internal diversity data monitoring; external quarterly data monitoring for our interim candidates; and data gathering for our permanent searches per role – either requested at longlist or upon completion.

Training

We partner with external D&I Culture Consultancy to provide ongoing internal Diversity & Inclusion training for all employees (not just billing consultants) to help counter any bias at selection stage.

#10000BlackInterns

We are proud to be part of the #10000BlackInterns steering committee, an initiative that offers paid work experience across various sectors, as well as training and development opportunities and mentorship for the Black community.

Our Approach

We feature diversity through every aspect of the recruitment process. We are mindful that there are many potential routes for bias to infiltrate and adversely impact client and candidate outcomes. At each stage we take care to ensure we address these in partnership with our clients, while also supporting their diversity goals.

Networks and Intelligence

BIE has an extensive network of cross-sector D&I leaders who collectively form the BIE “Authenticity” group. Members of the group meet regularly to share industry knowledge and insights with each other and our wider client base, enabling all involved to improve business processes and better integrate inclusion initiatives.

As part of our commitment to D&I, we faciliate discussion and debate through a number of regular panel discussion events, roundtables, articles, interviews and papers, which benefit our clients, candidates and wider networks.

D&I Webinars

We run several webinars each year on different D&I topics, featuring a panel of experts and individuals with relevant profesional and/or lived experience. These webinars are open to everyone, including our clients, candidates and wider networks. Follow us on social media to hear about our upcoming events.

Watch the recording of our most recent event, Advancing social mobility in the workplace, in collaboration with the Social Mobility Foundation and Grant Thornton LLP. You can also read the write up of the event.

Our other D&I events include:

 

Older workers and the workplace: menopause

In this instalment of our series on older workers, Lisa Vigurs,...

Older workers and the workplace: age discrimination

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion we’re launching...

How to increase social mobility in your organisation

Businesses across the UK are making D&I a priority and progress is...

Meet the team: Eoin Canty, Research Director, Finance Search Practice | Diversity & Inclusion Lead

Eoin Canty is a Research Director within BIE’s finance team and...

Impactful team leadership in a virtual world

Hybrid and remote working aren’t new concepts, but the ubiquity of...

How to create a trans-inclusive workplace

Workplaces should allow all employees to thrive and feel that they...

Age and Gender Discrimination in Tech – an interview with Perrine Farque

Perrine Farque is an award-winning diversity and inclusion author and...

Meet the team: Tobi Abolarin, Intern

Tobi Abolarin was an intern at BIE and joined the business as part of...

Improving social mobility in your business, an interview with Bharatti Crack

Social mobility is when a person’s social background impacts the...

Black Inclusion Week – be the change you want to see

BIE is delighted to be supporting Black Inclusion Week, an annual...

Ethnicity pay reporting: why we shouldn’t wait for legislation

Only one in five of the world’s biggest listed companies disclosed...

Award win demonstrates BIE's commitment to mental health support

BIE Executive is delighted to announce that Simon Moore, Managing...

Celebrating Women in Leadership 2021 #ChooseToChallenge

By celebrating women’s achievement, uncovering inequality and moving...

LGBT+ The Power of Inclusive Workplaces

We assembled an expert panel of senior leaders to discuss how we can...

Leading through Covid: managing engagement and burnout

We are now all thrust into lockdown three and there is a familiar and...

Allyship: how to unlock the power of diversity

We might all be talking about D&I more, but the issue of...

Why BIE is part of the #10000BlackInterns programme

BIE is delighted to be part of the new initiative...

How do we attract future black talent?

Godwin Sosi is a management liability underwriter at Sompo...

Tali Shlomo on Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting: A Catalyst to Innovate?

Tali Shlomo is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, an internationally...

How BT is actioning change in the wake of Black Lives Matter

Julia Mansi and her colleague Bernadette Kisaalu are focused on...

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