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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:

08 May 2018

House of Commons

Diversifying Group (formerly BAME Recruitment) were privileged to work with The Right Honourable Speaker John Bercow on the recruitment of the new Speaker’s Counsel to the legal team at the House of Commons.

Throughout this project, we worked exclusively with The House of Commons and John Bercow in the recruitment of the Speaker’s Counsel to Head up their legal team. Historically they had struggled to attract diverse candidates, particularly senior female talent, to the role. We investigated perceptions of the House of Commons ‘brand’ and role preconceptions within the external market in order to encourage a more diverse range of applicants and eliminate self-exclusionary and self-protection bias.

In partnership with the House of Commons, we employed our unique and authentic approach in the recruitment of this critical role. As a result of our dedicated campaign, our final shortlist consisted of five strong candidates: four female and one male from the LGBTQIA+ community. Furthermore, from the four women shortlisted, two identified from a minority ethnic background.

Diversifying Group were able to utilise our vast network of diverse candidates for this high-profile role which proved a valuable asset to the House of Commons in their initiative to be a more inclusive employer. We successfully hired a female Senior Executive from a minority ethnic background who recently took up this prestigious post.

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