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Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Insights

DEI Strategies

Why put DEI on your agenda?

It is important that the diversity efforts of organisations are intentional and visible and drive meaningful change. Efforts must be visible both internally and externally, demonstrating the organisation’s commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion and fostering trust among employees, customers, and other stakeholders.  

Poll Results

We recently asked our followers  -‘Is your company making a conscious effort to ensure diversity in the leadership team?’ LinkedIn Poll 26/2/24 

34% responded with Yes 

40% responded with No 

26% responded with ‘If they do, I am not aware’ 

It is food for thought that 66% felt that their company was not doing enough in terms of diversity and/or any efforts they were making were not visible, even to staff and team members. 

Diversity poll

Employers often require support and specialist external help in developing and amplifying the visibility of their Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, and could benefit from assistance with narratives and communication strategies. Coordinating a DEI plan requires guidance and planning to ensure alignment with organisational goals and foster a culture of genuine inclusion. 

Diversity Live Event 

We recently hosted a live panel discussion event on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion. This was held on International Women’s Day and featured four incredible speakers who shared invaluable perspectives on fostering DEI within the workplace.  Our E-Frontiers team members Alexandra Pop, Recruitment Operations Manager,  and Kenneth O Connor, Head of Contract Recruitment UK & Ireland, facilitated the engaging conversations that delved into a wide range of topics. 

Our Speakers

Jeanne Mc Donagh : CEO : Open Doors Initiative : Jeanne has over 30 years’ experience in DEI, politics, campaigning, mental health and LGBTQ+ issues and board work 

Sandra Healy : CEO & Founder : Inclusio : Sandra is an Engineer, an Organisational PsychologistandNLP Master Practitioner. She has championedanddriven diversityandinclusion practice across industry for over 18 years. 

Garima Walia : Talent Acquisition Manager : Uniphar : Garima possesses a rich and extensive background in recruitment and talent acquisition, accumulating over 15 years of invaluable experience spanning diverse industries. 

Gary Lawson : Director of Talent Acquisition : Mastercard : Gary has over 20 years of experience as a recruitment specialist and is responsible for talent attraction, strategy & branding at Mastercard’s technology and innovation hub in Dublin. 

Our speakers touched on areas such as:  

 – How to bring organisations on board with DEI 

 – Gaining leadership buy-in 

 – Cultivating a culture of inclusive leadership 

 – Addressing the gender gap 

 – Implementing metrics and tracking progress 

 – Offering advice for startups embarking on their DEI journey 

 – How organisations can be more visible with their DEI efforts 

 – Lessons they have learned along the way 

 

Conclusion

The wealth of information shared during the event provides a roadmap for businesses and clients aiming to enhance diversity and inclusion. Whether you’re a seasoned company looking to add to your DEI efforts or a startup seeking to lay a strong foundation, our speakers offered invaluable insights to support your efforts and ambitions. 

Let’s continue to learn, grow, and create more inclusive workplaces together! 

Contact us to find out more about our commitment to DEI policies in our workplace and in our recruitment practices