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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:

19 Jul 2022

Volunteering Matters


Following on from the merging of a number of different charities and with some increased funding, Volunteering Matters were keen to re-invigorate their employer brand so that it could appeal to the widest possible audience, reflective of the volunteering projects they support. Historically, the organisation was predominantly white and this hiring exercise was seen as an opportunity to build on the success of the work they were doing in the communities.


Work Delivered

  • Re-writing job descriptions and job adverts
  • Re-designing the recruitment process
  • Holding internal events to encourage volunteers and internal candidates to apply for the new roles - engagement was a challenge in some teams
  • Reviewed internal recruitment process to ensure all candidates had an equal chance
  • Re-designing the interview questions and format
  • Re-designing the approach to reasonable adjustments
  • Updating the approach to diversity monitoring data
  • Training the Hiring Managers on Inclusive Recruitment
  • Connecting VM with additional advertising platforms across the UK to ensure that their roles reached the widest possible audience



We have helped Volunteering Matters achieve all of their hiring goals, including creating a future talent pool of 'offer-able' candidates that can be utilised in the future. 60% of these hires identified as being from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background, helping improve the representation of the organisation. Moving forward they have not needed the help of a recruitment agency and have used the advertising platforms we introduced them to, alongside the updated processes. This has set them up well for the future.

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