Diversity & Inclusion: Why it Matters for Business

A diverse workforce has been shown time and time again to improve productivity, creativity and innovation which ultimately leads to better success.

In this video a selection of Gravitas clients, talk about why diversity matters for business.

Thank you to Anna Moses from Cervest, Kameka McLean from Solidity HR Consultancy and Sophie Theen from Oakam Ltd for sharing some really interesting takeaways.

Serious about Talent.

Gravitas D&I committee.

The Gravitas Diversity & Inclusion Committee is a diverse set of people, passionate about this topic.

The aim of this committee is to improve Diversity & Inclusion within Gravitas through positve action and reducing bias.

Also to act on our crucial role in promoting diversity as a recruiter by supporting our clients and providing clear advice on a diverse recruitment process.

Meet the D&I Committee

It's time for us to not only open up conversations about change within society, its paramount that we begin to action change within the walls of our workplace."

Rhona Williams, D&I Committee Chair

Our numbers.

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6

Global Offices

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£57.2m

Turnover 2021

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£5.6m

EBITDA 2021

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258+

Employees

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£21.4m

NFI 2021

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2010

Year started

Programme One.

Overview

In partnership with other recruitment companies, Gravitas is a founder of Programme One, an initiative aiming to remove inequalities within recruitment and bring more black talent into the sector.

Objectives

​By joining programme One we are signing up to and are committed to delivering against four simple objectives

Objective 1

​A commitment to embedding a Diversity, Inclusion & Respect Strategy.

  • Identifying and tackling unconcious bias

  • Create a conciously inclusive environment

  • Understand black contribution to culture and history

  • Demonstrate an understand/awareness of race issues such as the Race Code, the D&I Charter

Objective 2

​A commitment to removing any barriers to hiring black recruiters..so we match black representation in local community. Using the ONS estimates by ethnic group as a guide we can understand the representation of the Black and/or Black British African/Caribbean heritage in the location.

Objective 3

​Access to a mentor for every black recruiter hired. Through the Aleto Foundation, each Black recruiter we hire will have the option of an experienced recruitment mentor. The purpose is to create an environment of support for the person entering our business. We will also be putting forward at least 2 mentors who will mentor Black recruiters from other recruitment businesses.

Objective 4

​A commitment to widening our talent attraction methods and techniques. Programme One will also help us form a communication and attraction strategy to attract Black recruiters so we can develop a real understanding of how to access wider talent pools.

D&I events.

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Women in Business International Womens Day Event

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Q3 Women in Business Roundtable

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Awards.

Global Recruiter Winners 2019

Global Recruiter APAC Winner 2019

Global Recruiter Winners 2019

Recruiter Hot 100 2022 (and previous years)

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Shortlisted 3 categories

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Recruiter Fast 50 List (Mulitple times)

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'Best Onboarding Programme' 2021

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'Best Financial Services Recruiter Hong Kong' 2018, 2019

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Princess Royal Training Award 2017 & 2020 (valid 3 years)

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Princess Royal Training Award 2017 & 2020 (valid 3 years)