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Beware of scams: Protect yourself from fraudulent messages

At Diversifying Group, we're committed to your safety and security. We would like to ask our candidates to beware of a current scam that targets job seekers. Fraudsters may reach out to you impersonating consultants with job opportunities or offers in order to get your personal information or request payment. It's crucial to be vigilant and verify the authenticity of any messages you receive.

Recruitment scams are not always obvious. Here are a few tips on how to identify a fraudulent message:

  • It’s from an unknown phone number, country code or email address.

  • It contains a link; these may contain malware that could be installed on your device so avoid clicking on these.

  • It contains sudden requests for payment or pressure to act quickly.

  • It contains poor spelling and/or grammar.

  • It contains unrealistic salary or working arrangements - if it’s too good to be true it probably is.

For your safety, we strongly advise:

  • Do not respond to these messages.

  • Do not share any personal information, banking details, or make any payments requested through these messages.

  • Report the scam message to your local authorities or the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) through their official website for further investigation.

At Diversifying Group, we might contact you by text message, however:

  • Initial contact will usually be via an email address containing or via LinkedIn.

  • We never send job offers or requests for personal information via text message to individuals who have not registered with our agency.

  • We will never ask a candidate to pay fees as part of the recruitment process.

  • We have an office phone number on our website, so you can give us a call if you’re not sure of anything.

Stay alert and safeguard yourself against fraudulent activity. If you have any doubts or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us directly using the contact details below:

06 Dec 2020

Diversity Lens - Issue 4

Dec 6

Diversity Lens - Issue 4

Diversity Lens

Welcome to Diversity Lens, the newsletter from BAME Recruitment and! We’re excited to be bringing you all the latest news and opinions about recruitment and the world of diversity and inclusion. We’ll also keep you up to date with what our teams have been doing and what’s coming up. Thank you for joining us on our journey. If you have any comments/content suggestions, or would like to contribute to Diversity Lens, please email


Latest News

BAME Recruitment Team attends Diversity Awards
BAME Recruitment were thrilled to receive the ‘Highly Commended’ honour in the Consultancy of the Year category at the Inclusive Companies Awards held at the Hilton Hotel Deansgate, Manchester. The BAME Recruitment team had a wonderful evening and we were delighted to be recognised alongside some fantastic game changers and trail blazers leading the way in diversity and inclusion. We will continue to help organisations live the definitions of equality, diversity and inclusion through our services and look forward to seeing the incredible work being done at the Awards next year! Check out our blog post with our highlights video by clicking on the photo below.

British Disabled hockey team win EU championships
In Autumn 2017, Tunbridge Wells Hockey Club founded their Flyerz section, with support from charity Access Sport and England Hockey, to encourage clubs to include disabled young people. The club which has taught disabled students every fortnight has enjoyed numerous successes. In August, 4 Flyerz players represented England at the final of the Euro Para-Hockey Championships in Belgium, with the team taking the gold medal match 2-0. In addition to the sport, members of Flyerz and their family state what an incredible family Flyzers is. Flyerz Hockey's inclusivity is its greatest strength, with coaches happy to give specialised training to suit every player's needs.
To learn more, click here


Diversity and Inclusion Insights
Accents that face the most discrimination revealed in study
A study from Queen Mary University London reveals the bias towards certain accents in interviews. The study finds that those with traditional working class accents face more discrimination from potential employers despite their skills or intelligence. The employers that discriminated the least on accent were lawyers and legal professions, which focused more on what was said rather than how it was said. Click the photo to find out more information.


Story of the Week

Adut Akech gives speech on diversity as she wins Model of the Year Award
Supermodel Adut Akech received a standing ovation during her acceptance speech as called for more diversity in the modelling industry. The winner of this year's Model of the Year Award beat 250 other models with high profile names such as Ashley Graham, Gigi Hadid and Adwoa Aboah to win model of the year.

Originally from Sudan, Adut came to Australia as a refugee aged 7. She has then gone on to walk the runway for some of the biggest names in the industry such as Valentino, Moschino and Zara.

In her acceptance speech she stated what an incredible win it was and noted how it was not often that you see models like her winning awards. Adut stated that her win was an example of change, but there is still a long way to go. See below another interview with Adut talking about diversity.

Model of the Year Adut Akech speaks about diversity and inclusion
Featured Video

A look behind the scenes of the first British Vietnamese play that features women of colour
Summer Rolls is the first British Vietnamese play that details a British Vietnamese woman and her journey growing up in the UK. The play explores her experiences with her immigrant parents who left war torn Vietnam. The production team and the cast mostly feature women of colour. Check out the behind the scenes by clicking below.
Behind the scenes of the UK's first British Vietnamese play

Inspirational Person of the Week

Caroline Casey
Caroline is an award-winning social entrepreneur and founder of The Valuable 500 -a catalyst for an inclusion revolution that exists to position disability equally on the global business leadership agenda.

Committed to building a global movement on inclusive business for the 1.3 billion people in the world with a disability, over the past two decades she has set up several organisations and initiatives centred on disability business inclusion.Her latest initiative, The Valuable 500, is an ambitious year-long campaign to get 500 businesses to commit to put disability inclusion on their leadership agendas.Launched at this year’s World Economic Forum Annual Summit, Caroline succeeded in bringing disability inclusion onto the main stage at DAVOS for the first time ever with the support of global business leaders. 

We are proud champion the work The Valuable 500 does and they are one of’s Social Impact Partners. For more info about The Valuable 500 click on the photo below.

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