Diversity, equity and inclusion

Authentic diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) recruitment practices start from within.

We’re on a journey of constant learning and education to ensure we improve our own practices – and those of everyone we work with.


Explore Diversity & Inclusion


Our approach

At Frazer Jones, we try to empower every colleague to bring their true self to work, every day.

And we want clients and candidates to experience that inclusiveness too.

By educating ourselves and appreciating how different life experiences shape us, we’re in a stronger position to understand the professionals we work with beyond their profiles.

As a recruitment company, we’re aware of the vital role we can play in creating a more diverse, inclusive and progressive future for workplaces of every shape and size.

Connect

We run events and initiatives celebrating causes including International Women’s Day and Neurodiversity Week

Educate

We’re members of the Mindful Business Charter to promote better mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

Collaborate

We work with companies like Resurgo in the UK to support social mobility through employment

Passionate about progress 

Our entire business lives and breathes HR executive search and recruitment.

So, it’s no surprise that DEI is something we’re deeply passionate about.

That’s why we’ve introduced our DEI Pledge – a commitment to challenging ourselves.

It’s a journey that won’t end, because a truly progressive business never stops learning and questioning.

The actions we take 

To ensure we’re always moving in the right direction, improving diversity within our recruitment processes and offering the right advice to our clients, there are a number of actions we’ve taken: 

Purposeful volunteering

We offer inclusive volunteering for our employees to connect them with social hardships in local areas – and partner with the likes of Benefacto to do this across the business 

Sustainable network

We offer inclusive volunteering for our employees to connect them with social hardships in local areas – and partner with the likes of Benefacto to do this across the business 

Essential training

We provide mandatory DEI training to all employees, aiming to empower our employees with a deeper understanding of the factors that influence their decision making

Global partnerships

We partner with initiatives around the world, including Resurgo and Project Search in the UK to support social mobility, The Diversity Council in Australia to support workplace DEI practices and board membership of AIESEC Alumni Europe, a platform for young people to develop leadership skills 

Diverse recruitment

We’ve revamped our internal hiring strategy by acknowledging that ‘company fit’ has a habit of attracting recruiters who look for very similar candidates. We’re committed to increasing diversity through tactics like removing qualifications from CVs or focusing on competence and potential, rather than backgrounds 

Progressive pioneers

We have historically run DEI initiatives and events discussing a wide range of issues, including advancing racial equity in partnership with HR Rewired, disability inclusion featuring Ellie Simmonds OBE, and empowering female leaders

Impactful initiatives

We have a dedicated DEI committee that meets monthly to ensure we are meeting various pledges and to report to the board on DEI progress 

Just the beginning

These actions represent the beginning of our DEI journey, rather than the end.

We’re constantly working to improve our own methods and to bring in new perspectives on an issue that is so central to everything we do.

So, watch this space for new partnerships and new learnings.

DEI resources

  • Career advice

How to educate yourself on discrimination and Black History

  • Posted April 8, 2022
Frazer Jones is proud to celebrate Black History Month. We recognize that honoring Black History goes beyond the duration of February and that we should actively look to celebrate Black History, uplift the voices of our Black colleagues, and genuinely continue to uncover ways we can eradicate discrimination, unconscious or active, of any sort, during the recruitment, […]
  • US

Heroes of Black History with Joy Young

  • Posted February 24, 2021
​ Samantha Howie – Associate Director, Frazer JonesJoy Young – VP, People Operations, AiCure Joy, it’s so kind of you to take the time to catch up with us and share your Hero of Black History, your own father, Dr. Gene C. Young. His biography, which can be read in full here, is nothing short of incredible.  From starting his Civil […]
  • DEI

Celebrating Black History, every month

  • Posted October 24, 2021
UK Black History Month is about digging deeper, looking closer, and thinking bigger. For me, it’s critical to mark it with meaningful action. This October, we compiled a list of books focussed on UK Black history from a range of angles, as well as some book on the Black experience and anti-racism. Each Frazer Jones […]
  • DEI

Business Update & Diversity Agenda 2021

  • Posted February 25, 2021
The first month of 2021 has already passed and it feels that despite a stricter lockdown in Germany, along with accomodations to be made for homeschooling and childcare, the economy is picking up once more and many companies are looking confidently towards the future. Many companies have come into the year with certain expectations and […]
  • Global Impact Series

Authenticity & Trans-inclusivity: Bringing Your Whole Self To Work

  • Posted June 24, 2021
A conversation with Vanessa Sheridan  In a time when ‘inclusivity’ and ‘authenticity’ are the buzzwords at the forefront of every DEI strategy, and June comes to an end – a month dedicated to celebrating Pride – it is key that our commitment to LGBTQIA+ inclusivity across the workplace must not stop on June 30th. Keep […]

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