At Gi Group we understand the importance of building inclusive and diverse workplaces where individuals feel valued, and differences are accepted and respected.

We also know that creating truly diverse and inclusive environments is an evolving journey. And we are committed to this journey. 

 

Our mission is to make inclusion and diversity part of every aspect of our business, benefiting our clients, candidates, workers and our employees. Respect and fairness is central to this. Our leadersand managers play an active role in fostering a culture of inclusivity and diversity, seeking a diverse range of ideas and opinions to ensure that everyone, irrespective of difference, is heard and knows their voice matters. 

 

The pursuit of a more diverse and inclusive workplace is a long-term endeavor, requiring investment, commitment and a real acceptance of changeI am proud that Gi Group is committed to continually working with our clients, candidates, employees and suppliers to build environments where individual needs and perspectives are respected and where all employees feel valued and empowered to give their best.”

 

Paulo Canoa, CEO, Gi Group UK & Ireland

The DNA that runs across everything we do:

 

We encourage knowledge and best practice sharing to help our clients achieve their goals whilst strengthening our own approach to D&I.

 

We commit to providing all candidates with a fair, honest and inclusive experience throughout each stage of the recruitment process.

We continually work with our clients to ensure our flexible employees feel supported and valued and barriers to inclusion and diversity are removed.

We work with suppliers who share our values and strengthen our vision.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive organisation, empowering everyone to be the best they can be.

Putting Diversity & Inclusion at the heart of what we do

 

We understand that building a truly diverse workplace takes more than words. It requires actions. Below are just some of the initiatives we have put in place to make sure diversity and inclusion is embedded across everything we do. 

We have a dedicated Diversity & Inclusion Manager and Diversity & Inclusion Committee who are passionate and drive our D&I Strategymaking recommendations for improving and promoting and equitable, diverse and inclusive environment.
Gi Group follows and supports the best practice guidance set out by professional bodies such as the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). A respect for diversity is one of the main guiding principles enshrined in the REC’s Code of Professional Practice. Our strategy is to demonstrate this respect for diversity by adhering to all applicable legislation, encouraging equal opportunities in recruitment and establishing working practices to safeguard against prejudice.
Disability Confident is a government scheme designed to encourage employers to recruit and retain disabled people and those with health conditions. Gi Group are committed to supporting disabled people in obtaining and retaining employment by: 
  • Performing inclusive and accessible recruitment 
  • Communicating vacancies 
  • Offering interviews to disabled people  
  • Providing reasonable adjustments
  • Supporting existing employees

Our work as a Disability Confident Employer acknowledges the importance we see in providing the right opportunities to people with disabilities.  
Every employee within Gi Group receives Diversity & Inclusion training, to create a shared understanding of diversity and inclusion across the Group. The training covers topics including, the protected characteristics, unconscious bias and also how we can all work to break down certain barriers for under-represented groups throughout the recruitment lifecycle. 
We are members of Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion which enables us to collaborate with other members on best practice and keep up to date with solutions developed to help combat EDI issues.  
We are members of Inclusive Employers who advise on all aspects of EDI. Our membership gives us access to expert knowledge, advice and information on diversity and inclusion issues to help us continually keep our working practices up to date. 
      

 

Supporting our clients

 

To support our clients with their diversity and inclusion goals we have: 

  • Ensured that job adverts are written using the Gender Bias Decoder, minimizing the use of masculine/feminine language. 
  • Provided training to recruiting managers to ensure objectivity.
  • Made hiring managers aware of the Disability Confident Scheme to promote equal opportunities. 
  • Provided conscious unconscious bias training to ensure clients recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. 
  • Developed attraction campaigns specifically targeted at under-represented demographics to encourage diversity of applications.

Meet our Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Gi Group’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee has been formed to create greater diversity and inclusivity across the entire Group (Gi Group, Intoo, Marks Sattin, Grafton, Tack & TMI). The Committee’s role is is to raise awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion issues throughout the organisation and help put solutions in place. Our aim is to create a working environment where everyone feels comfortable to bring as much of their true selves to work as they wish.  

Click here to meet our Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

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