Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

 

Advised Consulting Group are committed to combatting racism, prejudice, and discrimination within our own organisation, with candidates and the clients we serve, and in our communities.

Beyond our own organisation, we are committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion without bias in our consulting services. We demonstrate this commitment by actively engaging with the broadest range of candidates so that we access the most diverse talent pool and recruit the best people.

Our commitment to diversity begins with a clear understanding of the role as well as the core competencies required.  We include candidates who demonstrate a holistic summary of the skills, qualifications, and experiences necessary to excel in the role, while also broadening the aperture (or view) used to find talent qualified for the role.

 

We are committed to completing executive search projects for talent beyond the routine notions of titling, educational pedigrees, or familiarity bias, and may include demonstrated leadership characteristics in key areas for the role (for example, a diversity and inclusive mindset, building an inclusive culture or enhancing IDEA success) and” lived” experience (for example as part of an under-represented group or in personally dealing with discrimination).

 

We do not conduct targeted search assignments that exclude any candidates. (except in the limited circumstances where positive action is permitted by law).  While the motivation behind such a request may appear appropriate and reasonable (i.e., to improve the diversity of the executive team), such requests are by their very nature, exclusionary, and in most cases unlawful.  Board Search assignments may fall under different guidelines and may be more targeted in nature.

 

We are committed to using appropriate search practices throughout our process – including, for example, conducting fair assessments of each candidate using a multi-factor assessment approach designed to reduce bias and encourage a diverse and inclusive selection committee. 

 

Although currently not a signatory, ACG follows the principles of best practice on gender equality as laid out in The Voluntary Code of Conduct for Executive Search Firms (The Code).