An emphasis on diversity is at the core of who we are as a firm and is central to how we work. We believe that diverse, equitable and inclusive organisations have greater strength, resilience and legitimacy. That’s what we want to deliver for our clients.
Our appointment statistics speak for themselves. We get results.
- 56 %
- 31 %
- People of the Global Majority
A DATA-DRIVEN APPROACH
Central to our efforts is the collection and use of data. After all, you can’t manage what you don’t measure. We conduct detailed diversity monitoring across all our processes and use this to identify areas where we need to improve our reach.
At the conclusion of each proactive search, we produce a written report showing the aggregate profile of the candidates who applied in relation to ten characteristics raging from age and religion to ethnicity and sexual orientation. Throughout our work with you, we will keep revisiting the diversity of the field – particularly in relation to gender and ethnicity – at regular structured intervals.
A Toolkit for Inclusive Recruitment
Are you looking to design an open, inclusive recruitment approach, but can't decide where to start? Are you looking for ways to challenge or improve your existing hiring processes? Our Inclusive Recruitment Toolkit is a succinct and accessible collection of practical ways to advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the area of talent acquisition. It has been downloaded over 7,000 times.
Society has been lucky enough to advise some of the leading champions of equality, for example assisting Stonewall on their Chief Executive and Chair appointments. We were a founding signatory of the Voluntary Code of Conduct for Executive Search Firms, an initiative aimed at securing a higher number of female appointments at Board level.
Our colleagues are vocal and engaged allies in important discussions around movements such as Black Lives Matter, for example appearing on podcasts and hosting webinars. We also host paid works placements through the 10,000 Black Interns scheme.
PLANTING THE SEED
The work of creating a diverse team begins with embedding a culture of equity and inclusion.
Upon request, we can design entirely bespoke search and selection processes that both demonstrate your DEI commitment and assesses candidate fluency around this agenda. If you have concerns about unconscious bias, then we can provide name-blind and salary-blind longlisting.
AppointmentUWC International hires a new Director of EducationUWC International hires a new Director of Education
Radha Pillay has been hired as the Director of Education for UWC International.
AppointmentMSF USA appoints a Director of People OperationsMSF USA welcomes Ti Ron Gibbs as their new Director of People Operations in their People and Culture team.MSF USA appoints a Director of People Operations
AppointmentChristel House International appoints their first Chief Talent and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion OfficerChristel House International appoints their first Chief Talent and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer
Ana Paula Buzo has joined CHI’s global leadership as their first Chief Talent and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
AppointmentStonewall, Director of Fundraising and Business DevelopmentStonewall appoints a new Director of Fundraising and Business Development
Sofia Haque is joining Stonewall as the new Director of the Fundraising and Business Development Department
AppointmentPresident & CEO, Heifer InternationalHeifer International hires new President and CEO
Heifer International hires Surita Sandosham as President and CEO
AppointmentRenaisi, Deputy CEORenaisi hires new Deputy CEO
Natsayi Sithole joins leadership team of social enterprise, Renaisi
AppointmentMédecins Sans Frontières Australia , Head of Digital MarketingMSF Australia has chosen its candidate to lead the organization’s digital transformation as the new Head of Digital MarketingMédecins Sans Frontières Australia has appointed Muhammad Wazirzada as their first Head of Digital Marketing
AppointmentGLAAD, Director of Institutional GivingAmy Lavine has joined GLAAD as its new Director of Institutional Giving, a crucial role responsible for creating partnerships that will allow the organization to continue its mission.Amy Lavine has joined GLAAD as its new Director of Institutional Giving
AppointmentUWC International, Executive DirectorUWC International announces the appointment of its new Executive Director
To coincide with UWC Day 2021, UWC (United World Colleges) International has announced the appointment of Faith Abiodun as its next Executive Director.
AppointmentWac Arts, Chair of the Board of TrusteesWac Art Hires New Chair of the Board of Trustees
Justina Cruickshank is joining Wac Arts as their new Chair of the Trustees
Resources and Insights
ResourcesIs diversity in your recruitment process just a tick box exercise?Is diversity in your recruitment process just a tick box exercise?
View a recording of Society's recent webinar on truly bringing diversity and inclusion into the recruitment process.
ResourcesHow can organisations be more LGBTQIA+ inclusive 365 days a year?How can organisations be more LGBTQIA+ inclusive 365 days a year?
Society interview Martin King, Director of Pride Pledge
NewsThe language you use to describe candidates is probably revealing more than you thinkThe language you use to describe candidates is probably revealing more than you think
Read more about the experiment Society undertook
ResourcesThe importance of LGBT History Month in the United StatesThe importance of LGBT History Month in the United States
Pride Month is not the only month of the year dedicated to acknowledging the LGBTQ community. In the United States, where on of our offices is based, we also celebrate LGBT History Month during the month of October.
NewsSociety hosts a webinar on how the Black Lives Matter movement relates to the recruitment of staffOn Thursday, 6 August, Society hosted a free hour-long webinar addressing how the Black Lives Matter movement relates to the recruitment of staff.Society hosts a webinar on how the Black Lives Matter movement relates to the recruitment of staff
NewsSociety launches a brand-new diversity monitoring toolSociety launches a brand-new diversity monitoring tool
As a firm, Society is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We are always trying to find new ways to innovate in this space.
NewsDavid Lammy addresses diversity event, building on work by SocietyDavid Lammy addresses diversity event, building on work by Society
Earlier this year, David Lammy came to talk to the staff of the London College of Fashion (LCF) about opportunities to bring about better integration and innovation in the education and fashion sectors.
We regularly pick a different historically under-represented group to focus on with our #DEIBites series. This is a platform through which we learn ways to improve our practice, and share our findings with others.