Diversity

In every respect, Peridot Partners are committed to the fair and equal treatment of all people we encounter.

As a diverse employer:

We believe that diversity is crucial to the success and reputation of our own organisation and the clients we work with. We wholeheartedly support the principle of equal opportunities in employment and oppose all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of gender, age, ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

We don’t just make equality statements, and we are proud to embrace diversity and lead by example within our company. Our staff represent our commitment to diversity with a mixture of individuals with different age groups, gender, BAME, LGBT and disability. We operate flexibly to empower and support our staff, firmly believing that it enriches internal and external relationships, and enhances the knowledge and experience we bring to our clients’ recruitment and retention issues. All of our staff have the opportunity to work part-time or from home on a regular basis as this helps them balance their family life.

We firmly believe that our approach to diversity enriches our internal and external relationships, as well as enhancing the knowledge and experience we bring to our clients’ recruitment and retention issues.

What our staff say:

“I have severe dysgraphia (an autism spectrum disorder which affects the ability to write). Working in an environment where I write business critical documents, proposals and communications, had the potential to cause great stress for me. The Peridot team have supported and empowered me to continue to write such documents by taking time to proof read and, more importantly, by understanding that any mistakes made are not due to a lack of effort or negligence. This has built my confidence and has seen me take on the responsibilities for handling external communication in external proposal documents as well as leading on Peridot’s social media platforms, something I previously thought would not be possible.”  Bilgin Yuksel, Recruitment Consultant     

“I have recently joined Peridot Partners after returning to work after maternity leave. The level of flexibility and understanding Peridot has given me has been phenomenal. They have enabled me to balance my home and work commitments and provided support through the transition back to work. They were able to offer me a 4 day a week role and the opportunity to work from home 2 days a week, which I haven’t seen in many other consultancies. The flexibility in working patterns has been tremendously important to me and my family and has allowed me to continue my career whilst being a working mum.” Annie Regan-Tighe, Business Manager – Fundraising Appointments

As a supplier of recruitment services:

We are committed to supporting our clients achieve a diverse workforce by making diverse appointments as we recognise that greater diversity goes hand in hand with greater innovation. We are experienced in supporting our clients to create open and inclusive recruitment processes that encourage a greater diversity. Our team have developed an exceptional diversity network, which has been built through their involvement in delivering projects where diversity has been a core consideration; delivering frontline and strategic diversity and inclusion projects within the sectors they previously worked in; and having direct experience of facing discrimination due to their own diversity strands. Our understanding and experience provides a strong base for attracting candidates from diverse groups, and our team have experience in leading proactive searches to secure highly credible diverse talent. Our team have experience in delivering projects which includes posts such as Head of Race Relations and Head of Equalities for government departments and Directors of Diversity and Inclusion for commercial, regional and charitable organisations.

Diversity case study: The University of Bath

Having tried to recruit external board members through their own networking and advertising, but failed to find the right individuals, the University of Bath selected Peridot Partners to lead a bespoke and targeted search campaign. We were briefed by the Vice-Chancellor to find BAME and female candidates with experience of international markets, a public profile, the ability to connect the university to new networks.

With a focus on an area within a reasonable travelling distance of Bath, we reviewed the profiles of Board Members, Council Members, Trustees, Non-Executive Directors and Executive Directors of a wide range of organisations in the region. We also reviewed high level individuals from further afield who had a connection to the area, through family, previous work or educational links.  In addition, we covered a number of women’s networks which included The Times Power 100, Leading Ladies in the South West, 100 UK Leading Ladies, Debrett’s 500 2015 and BBC Radio 4 – The Woman’s Hour Power List 2014.

Sixteen profiles were presented for the long list review, and from this field of candidates they appointed two candidates: an international Finance Director with extensive international experience and an Asian female Chief Executive.  In addition, two other female candidates were selected to maintain contact for future Board Member positions and two other individuals were chosen by the Vice-Chancellor to explore working on other projects with the University.