Ever since our launch in 2011, the Industry Club has been passionate about equality in the advertising and marketing industry, to encourage individuals who may have left the industry to come back, and for others who may not have considered a career in this industry – to consider the opportunities.
We recognise as recruitment consultants we have a responsibility to ensure that every gender, age, race, religion and sexuality is embraced and are given opportunities within the creative industry with some candidates needing more support, training and mentoring than others and through our workshops we help build confidence and skillsets to help both the candidate and the agency thrive.
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‘Everyone’ is our diversity and inclusion program and Katie Hart is our ‘Everyone’ Champion. Katie joined us from Birkbeck where she helped graduates kick start their careers and mature graduates change career. She is passionate about improving diversity and social mobility in the creative industry and supporting future talent.
As part of this program all staff attend unconscious bias training to learn how unconscious bias can affect your decisions regarding recruitment and selection.
To attract a wider talent pool, we use specific BAME jobs boards ensuring opportunities are as accessible as possible to under-represented groups including working with college societies and advertising on their boards for under-represented groups.
We periodically review our selection criteria and procedures to ensure that they remain compliant and maintain a system that ensures fairness.
We offer a ‘blind CV’ service to our clients on request, where CV’s are stripped of all personal and educational information.
We monitor our success through an optional diversity questionnaire for candidate registration.
In the summer of 2020, we are launching an internship scheme for clients with industry education through our training school. This will be aimed at minority groups to promote the industry through the initiative and to support diversity and inclusion in client organisations.