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Formerly known as BAME Recruitment

Our Culture

Our company culture is the heartbeat of our organisation, shaping our identity, driving our success, and inspiring our people to thrive.

Cynthia V Davis CBE, Founder & CEO

Welcome to Diversifying Group’s Culture page! Strap yourself in because we've got a lot to cover, but trust us, it's all worth it.

Why? Because our culture is the glue that holds us together and sets us apart. It's what defines who we are as a business and shapes how we operate. We believe that having a clear understanding of our culture is essential for every team member, client, and partner.

This page will provide you with insights into our approach to teamwork, diversity and inclusion, continuous learning, customer service, decision-making, and more. So, whether you're a new team member or a curious visitor, we invite you to dive in and get to know us better.

CONTENTS

CORE VALUES

At Diversifying Group, we live and breathe our five core values: Fair, Supportive, Transparent, Proactive, and Accepting.

Fair

Fairness is at the heart of everything we do. We treat all our employees with respect and equality, fostering an inclusive environment where everyone has an equal opportunity to grow and thrive. We value diversity and ensure that all voices are heard and valued, promoting a culture of fairness in decision-making and recognition.

Supportive

Being Supportive is second nature to us. We believe in lifting each other up, providing a strong support system for our employees. We foster a collaborative environment where teamwork and empathy thrive. We encourage open communication, active listening, and offering a helping hand when needed. We genuinely care about each other's well-being and success.

Transparent

Transparency is our guiding principle. We believe in sharing information openly and honestly. Our leadership team keeps communication channels open, sharing updates, goals, and challenges with our employees. We value transparency in decision-making processes, ensuring that everyone understands the "why" behind our actions. This transparency builds trust and empowers our employees to contribute their best ideas and efforts.

Proactive

Proactivity is in our DNA. We don't just wait for things to happen; we take the initiative to make things happen. We encourage our employees to be proactive, to anticipate challenges, and to seek out opportunities for growth and improvement. We value a positive and determined mindset, and empower our employees to take ownership of their work and make a real impact.

Accepting

Acceptance is a fundamental part of our culture. We embrace diversity in all its forms, celebrating individuality and creating a safe and inclusive space for everyone. We foster an environment where different perspectives are valued and respected. We encourage open- mindedness, empathy, and understanding, as we believe that it's through accepting and embracing our differences that we can truly flourish as a team.

These values aren't just words on a page; they guide our actions, decisions, and interactions with one another. They define our unique culture and shape the way we work together, ensuring that each employee feels valued, supported, and empowered to contribute their best. Together, we live these values and create an environment where we can all thrive and make a positive impact.

COMMUNITIES & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

We're fuelled by a burning desire to make a real difference in the world. We're all about creating positive social impact through our work, and we're not afraid to roll up our sleeves and get involved. We actively seek out opportunities to engage with communities, organisations, and initiatives that share our values and vision. By teaming up with like-minded people, we supercharge our collective efforts and contribute to the construction of a fairer and more inclusive society.

We're proud to collaborate with our fantastic ‘Social Impact Partners’ who are just as passionate as we are about driving change. And we've recently earned our stripes as a certified B Corp, proving that we're serious about driving positive change through our business practices and contributing to the B Corp community.

NURTURING DIVERSE TALENT

We’ve got a good handle on the importance of nurturing our own talent and providing them with opportunities to thrive and advance within the organisation. We strongly believe in the value of growing our team from within. However, our commitment to building a diverse and dynamic workforce extends beyond our current employees. We actively seek out exceptional individuals from diverse backgrounds, recognising that a blend of different perspectives contributes to our overall success. Our overarching mission is to assist other companies in fostering inclusive work environments that embrace diversity and empower individuals from all backgrounds. We don't just talk about diversity and inclusion; we actively demonstrate it within our own diverse team.

TEAMWORK: COLLABORATION FOR SUCCESS

At the heart of our success lies the power of collaboration. We know that when we join forces, magic happens. That's why we've created an an environment that truly values teamwork, actively encouraging the sharing of knowledge and ideas. Our monthly strategy and social days are just a few examples of how we foster this vibrant exchange.

We're big believers in combining the diverse expertise and perspectives across our different departments to provide our clients with exceptional solutions that meet all their requirements. But we're not just about internal collaboration. We're always on the lookout for forward-thinking partnerships with like-minded businesses that share our vision. Because together, we can reach new heights and keep on growing and improving.

 

CONTINUOUS LEARNING & GROWTH

We have a genuine thirst for learning, fully embracing the growth mindset and recognising that the journey of learning is an ongoing process. We know that in order to stay on top of our game, we've got to stay in the know about the latest trends, research, and best practices in the ever-evolving world of D&I. That's why we make it a priority to create space for our team members to continually up their game.

But it's not all serious stuff – every week we have "Lunch and Learn" sessions where members of the team get chance to share their diverse backgrounds, unique experiences, interesting hobbies, or dive into hot topics that always spark conversation. These sessions are not only a fantastic way to learn something new every single week, but also help us connect on a more personal level, getting to know each other beyond just the work stuff. Because we understand that when we grow as individuals, we grow as a team.

LEADERSHIP & DECISION MAKING

We love our team to flex those decision-making muscles and encourage everyone in our company to be part of the action to help shape our future. We want to empower our teams and ensure that everyone has a voice and can contribute to our success. We take pride in the fact that our senior managers value collaborative input and don't make decisions left, right, and centre. Instead, it's about the quality of each decision, not the quantity.

While we promote hands-off management, in the sense that we trust and empower our teams, our leaders are fully engaged and have a crucial role to play. They're like coaches, setting the context, offering suggestions and feedback, and staying in the loop about their team's work. Instead of getting caught up in micromanaging every little detail, our leaders are there to foster an environment of encouragement, spot those golden ideas, and help their team members shine with confidence.

FOSTERING INNOVATION & EQUALITY IN IDEAS

We've got a culture that values every single person's voice and treats them with utmost respect. We've created an inclusive environment where fancy titles and hierarchies take a backseat. Whether you're the CEO or a junior team member, your ideas are equally important and valid. It's about creating a space where everyone feels heard, valued, and empowered to contribute their best. In this environment, innovation and creativity flourish, driven by the diverse perspectives and equal opportunities we embrace.

Together, we're building a team that thrives on diversity, equality, and the understanding that great ideas can come from anyone, regardless of their position.

 

WORKPLACE WELL-BEING & WORK-LIFE BALANCE

We've got a bit of a different approach when it comes to work-life balance. We're not about that "work hard, play hard" mentality. Instead, we're a group of people who share a common mission: to transform the world of work for a more accepting future. We understand that life isn't just about what happens at work, which is why we make sure to have regular one-to-one sessions where we create a safe space to chat about things happening outside of work. We see each and every one of our team members as human beings, not just employees.

In addition to offering flexible working options to accommodate personal needs we have ad-hoc reset half days, allowing time to take care of our mental health. Every member of the team also has access to an online platform that offers a range of resources to support mental and physical health. Benefits include free yoga classes, guided mediation, and discounted gym memberships. We are continually looking at ways to enhance our wellbeing initiatives as we know that a healthy work-life balance is crucial for our success and overall well-being.

FREEDOM & RESPONSIBILITY: EMPOWERING SUCCESS

We believe in finding the right balance between freedom and responsibility. We trust and empower our teams to make decisions that not only benefit the organisation but also foster their own professional growth. We're all about building a company of self-disciplined, accountable individuals who proactively identify and resolve challenges without constant guidance.

Transparency is one of our core values and by providing visibility into various aspects including financial matters and pay levels (we are an equal pay employer), we make our team members feel valued, part of the organisation, and better equipped for their career development.

INTEGRITY & ETHICS

We believe in doing the right thing, even when nobody's watching. We expect our team members to embody honesty and transparency, both in their words and actions. We encourage open and honest communication, where colleagues can have conversations without fear or hesitation. We value accountability, and that means taking responsibility for our mistakes and sharing the lessons we've learned. We make a point of celebrating the achievements of others on a weekly and ad hoc basis, and never seek undeserved credit for ourselves. Acknowledging the good work of our team members is not just a nicety; it's a way of fostering a culture of appreciation and support. We strive to build trust and maintain the highest level of professionalism in everything we do. By upholding these values, we create an environment where our employees and clients feel confident in our integrity and ethical conduct

CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE

We take the whole "service" thing seriously. When it comes to candidates, we get it. Job hunting can be tough, and we're here to make that experience as smooth and enjoyable as humanly possible. We treat everyone with respect and give them the support they need to succeed. As for our clients, they're all on their own unique journey towards becoming more inclusive, and we're here to cheer them on, challenge them when needed, and provide that unwavering support they can count on. We're absolutely dedicated to delivering exceptional services that go above and beyond. We're always raising the bar for ourselves, constantly seeking ways to improve and innovate in everything we do. Our goal? To blow expectations out of the water, providing tailor-made solutions that fit perfectly, and delivering measurable results that genuinely make a positive impact on our clients' organisations.

INCLUSION: OUR GUIDING FORCE

When you peel back all the layers and get down to the core of who we are, you'll find that the beating heart of Diversifying Group's culture is inclusion, plain and simple. It's not just a buzzword for us – it's a way of life. Being inclusive means creating an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and heard. It means celebrating our differences and harnessing the power of diverse perspectives to drive innovation and growth.

We believe that every person, regardless of their background, deserves an equal chance to thrive and succeed. Inclusion means tearing down barriers, whether they're physical, mental, or societal, and building bridges that bring us closer together. It means actively seeking out different voices and ideas and making sure that everyone has a seat at the table. Inclusion isn't an add-on or an afterthought – it's woven into the fabric of our business, guiding our decisions, shaping our interactions, and fuelling our collective success.

Together, we're creating a workplace where everyone can bring their whole selves to work and flourish. That's the power of inclusion, and it's at the heart of everything we do.

 

Diversifying Group's mission: To transform the world of work for a more accepting future.

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