Diversity

why is it important?

The reality is that for many businesses, diversity is still a nice to have not a strategic imperative. At Audeliss we are proud to be different and love to work with organizations that share our passion for breaking the status quo.

Since day one, diversity has been at the heart of what we do, and why we do it. We are committed to levelling the playing field for executive and non-executive talent, finding opportunities for women, ethnic minority and LGBT+ candidates. But this isn’t the only diversity we embrace. We look beyond your market sector and known candidates to find exceptional talent who can bring a new perspective to your organisation.

 

Ethnic minority recruitment

"Diversity: The art of thinking independently together.."

Verna Myers

Diverse hiring

positive business impact

The McKinsey annual reports, along with numerous other publications, have demonstrated that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on executive teams outperform on profitability and have superior value creation. Companies in the top quartile for ethnic/cultural diversity on executive teams were even more likely to have industry-leading profitability.

Diversity and inclusion is central to an organization’s ability to attract, recruit and retain the talent needed to outperform competitors. Diverse groups make better, faster decisions with less bias and groupthink, and diverse groups are more creative and innovative. So if we believe that diverse teams make better, more considered decisions, our role is clear: to bring businesses and talented individuals together to build those high-performing, fantastically diverse senior teams.

what are the issues?

7.7%

of FTSE 250 executive directorships are female.

Cranfield School of Management Female FTSE Report 2017

6%

of top management positions are held by an ethnic minority person.

Business in the Community, Race at Work 2015

50%

of LGBT+ workers hide their sexual orientation in the workplace.

Catalyst 2017

41%

of females have felt personally excluded at work

EY Studies Race, Gender and Inclusion at Work

6%

of the FTSE 100 Chair's or CEO's are people of colour.

Final Parker Review 2017

£2bn

is lost from the UK economy as a result of sexual orientation discrimination.

The Value of Diversity Report, INvolve 2018

Our diversity & inclusion partners

building inclusive cultures

 

Our Founder & CEO, Suki Sandhu has been ground breaking in the field of diversity and inclusion and was awarded an OBE in 2019 for services to diversity. Alongside Audeliss he is the founder of INvolve – the global network and consultancy championing diversity and inclusion in business.

Every year INvolve run a global series of events designed to unpack some of the key issues and opportunities across diversity and inclusion. With a focus on individual diversity strands as well as intersectionality, these events include panel discussions on pressing topics, presentations from leading speakers and roundtables attended by a range of prominent voices within business.

INvolve also publish the global EMpower, HERoes and OUTstanding Role Model Lists in partnership with Yahoo Finance – recognising and celebrating business leaders who are breaking down barriers at work and inspiring the next generation of diverse talent.

These Role Model Lists reach a substantial global audience and provide an unique opportunity for us to engage directly with established and emerging talent who are changing the face of business.

The talent is out there

celebrating role models

Each year, the OUTstanding, EMpower and HERoes publish role model lists in partnership with Yahoo Finance. The lists celebrate the incredible achievements of LGBT+, ally, ethnic minority and female business leaders and future leaders.

Click below to see the full lists of these role models.