Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

At Understanding Recruitment, our aim is to create an environment that encourages and values diversity within our workforce, building upon the differences individuals bring and enabling the company's continued success. We strive to draw upon the widest possible range of perspectives and experiences to meet the changing needs of our staff, clients, partners, candidates, contractors, and temporary workers. Embracing diversity is at the core of our mission, as we seek to cultivate an inclusive ecosystem where everyone can thrive.


Unlock The Potential

Let's collaborate to uncover a diverse pool of talent and drive your company's diversity and inclusion objectives. We firmly believe that embracing diversity is essential for unlocking success. Together, we'll create an inclusive and dynamic workplace that fosters innovation and propels your organisation forward.


ED&I Champions

In addition to forming our own ED&I Committee internally, we have taken proactive measures to enhance the knowledge and capabilities of our consultants, enabling them to effectively support and implement strategies that promote fairness and equity in our clients' recruitment processes. Through upskilling initiatives, our consultants have gained a deeper understanding of the steps needed to identify and eliminate barriers and unconscious biases. This empowers them to provide valuable guidance and practical solutions, ensuring that our clients' recruitment practices are inclusive and enable equal opportunities for all candidates.

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How We Help Clients With ED&I

We’ve invested in state-of-the-art video engagement technology that allows us to present candidates to our clients in a far more efficient light.

Video puts human interaction at the heart of the recruitment process and is a great tool to:

  • Remove unconscious bias
  • Reach a more diverse pool of talent
  • Speed up the recruitment process

Our consultants are all trained on Equal Opportunities Legislation and know what a positive impact a diverse workforce has on your business's success. They also understand diversity-related policies, processes and metrics and will use these throughout the recruitment process to help you succeed.

To help you achieve your diversity and inclusion KPI’s we offer market mapping. This means that we map and locate the ‘travel to work’ population in the relevant geographical areas. This information sets a benchmark for all applications and compares how applicants reflect the diversity of talent available.

We then measure our shortlists against the wider talent market and provide you with the relevant data and insights. If the talent pool is not supportive of your diversity and inclusion KPI’s, we'll work with you to find the root of the issue and come up with solutions that will improve our reach.

Let's face it, writing job specifications can be a time-consuming task. That's why we're on hand to help! We'll work with you to create attractive job specifications and use clever decoders to make sure any unconscious bias language is removed, meaning a broader spectrum of applicants will be reached.

We take a consultative approach and will work together with hiring managers to stress test job specifications. We can also review job requirements with you to see if they can be reshaped to help you achieve your diversity and inclusion objectives.

All our consultants are trained on diversity and inclusion as well as unconscious bias, but we understand that not all hiring managers will have been. To support an inclusive recruitment process, we can anonymise CV’s and provide bespoke candidate profiles that outline the skills and experience they have in line with the job specification.

We can offer psychometric testing facilities such as numerical, verbal and inductive reasoning tests, critical thinking, data analysis, situational judgement, and personality tests. These tests are a great method to reduce candidate pools subjectively and provide valuable insight into critical hires. We'll manage all testing on your behalf and provide you with the results benchmarked against the group norms or a prior agreed qualifying score. 

As an established recruitment consultancy, we have access to a diverse pool of talent. Through our internal CRM system, job boards and other platforms we have far-reaching searchability and advertisement capabilities. We can also place advertisements through a diverse range of on or offline media to help aid your diversity and inclusion initiatives, such as:

  • Asian News
  • The Ethnic Jobsite
  • Eastern Eye
  • The Voice
  • Remploy
  • Disability Jobsite
  • Disabled GO
  • Disability Now
  • Stonewall
  • The Circa Club
  • Pink Paper
  • Maturity Works
  • Prime 50 Plus
  • Working Mums
  • Women in Technology

Supporting your diversity and inclusion initiatives is important to us. This is why we track the diversity profile of all candidates in the process, from attraction to the appointment stage, and keep you up to date with our findings.

Based on the diversity data candidates submit during the application process we are then able to give you a full picture of how far-reaching our search was, while also giving you a clear view of the diversity of the talent pool.

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