How has Give a Grad a Go built a gender diverse recruitment ethos?
Whilst working to achieve gender diversity internally, it has also been pertinent that our commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion continues to be reflected externally in our placements with our clients (our 2021 stats show a 47% female & 53% male split across all industries).
This has been particularly pertinent in our encouragement of female talent within traditionally male industries.
For instance, whilst the industry expectation for gender split within law, tax and accountancy sits at around 45% female, our placed candidates were 67% female.
We also work hard to partner with clients that promote the same gender-forward values that we do – we are proud to have worked with the likes of The Female Lead on their recruitment drive.
In terms of the candidate side of things, Give a Grad a Go is committed to being an equal opportunity employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith, disability, or other.
We are continually finding ways to improve the way we work, so we have created a voluntary, anonymous Diversity & Inclusion survey for all new registrations.
The D&I survey enables us to can monitor our D&I across the database and gather data on key issues – we have had over 6,500 candidates take part in the survey so far!
We have also implemented initiatives such as anonymised shortlisting – we provide clients with anonymised candidate CVs so that they are unaware of the candidate’s gender before the shortlisting process.
This CV initiative has been a positive step forward in terms of reducing unconscious bias at CV selection stages, and we are constantly striving to develop additional initiatives to tackle challenges surrounding diversity in our recruitment services.