Reflecting on the feedback from our most junior, and senior, female employees, Give a Grad a Go has succeeded in fostering an empowering work environment.
We speak to our People and Operations Director, Claire Donaldson, about how she has worked to create a gender diverse workplace:
“We’re committed to being an equal opportunity employer and recognize the importance of equality, diversion, and inclusion across our workforce and ensure that all employees, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith, disability, or other feel valued and get the same support, recognition, and opportunities.
In terms of gender equality, traditionally, recruitment has been seen as a male-dominated industry.
However, we’re proud to say across Give a Grad a Go UK & Australia, we have 40 employees, with a gender split of 62.5% female & 37.5% male (2022 stats were 57% female & 43% male).
At the Director level, this split remains 50% female & 50% male, which we’re very proud of.
In Australia, we have a 100% female team, with Camilla Clarke (Managing Director-Australia) leading the way and acting as an incredible role model for the wider team.
Year after year, we continue to seek advice and feedback from our employees and learn from other companies and candidates about how we can improve this.
We’re constantly learning and gathering new responses every day from our candidates, helping to build a bigger and clearer picture about diversity in the workplace and the hiring process.
We’re always looking to see how we can improve both our own internal offerings, as well as providing this advice to the clients we are representing.
For example, our Q4 2022 stats showed that equal salary and same opportunities for all employees were the changes people most wanted to see employers make.