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Diversity in recruitment

Diversity is at the heart of everything we do.

Diversity at our heart

We do not believe in throwaway statements about diversity. Instead, diversity is at the heart of everything we do and is crucial to our success, reputation, and the organisations and people we work with.

We understand that it is not good enough to simply not discriminate and we must do more to create positive change. With this in mind, we are proud that we have been actively working to become an Anti-Racist and more inclusive organisation.

We recognise that unconscious bias exists and must be minimised. We have put processes in place to manage them.

We have a position of influence as a recruitment company to make our positive contribution to change the systems that perpetuate discrimination, and with that comes a responsibility to do better.

We work tirelessly to ensure we lead inclusive campaigns and projects that can encourage all members of society to apply and know that they will be treated with decency and respect.

We support equal opportunities in employment and oppose all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination based on gender, age, ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

We believe that a diverse not for profit sector will provide better leadership to accelerate positive change in society. We are proud to have an exceptional track record of leading inclusive recruitment campaigns that enhance diversity of leadership teams and boards.

As a recruitment partner, you can expect us to:

  • Constructively challenge you if you have exclusive and restrictive criteria in your role profiles.
  • Ensure the advertising materials for your role use inclusive language and imagery.
  • Promote your role within sector-specific networking forums wherever possible (e.g. women, global ethnic majority, disabled and LGBTQIA+ networks).
  • Put diversity at the heart of the projects we are undertaking when talking to your staff and board to ensure we are reflecting the people and communities you work with and for.
  • Challenge inappropriate behaviour, practice and comments where required.
  • Make reasonable adjustments as needed.

Our commitment to building diverse organisations starts with us, and we are proud that women, LGBTQ+, disabled and people from ethnic minorities consider Peridot a great place to work.

“It’s not going to be good enough to ask a few peers within your network, or post only to one or two job boards and then wonder why this does not attract diverse candidates. You need to be proactive, strategic and set yourself some goals as to how you are going to make your organisation more diverse.”

Click here to read the rest of Bilgin’s blog on diversity and recruitment on the ACEVO website.

Bilgin Yuksel

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Student union recruitment with Bill Yuksel

We understand the barriers to recruiting a diverse workforce.  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.

Bilgin Yuksel, our Business Manager says: “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 critical external communications in external proposal documents as well as writing sector-wide publications.”

In 2023, Peridot Partners became a Fostering Friendly employee.

“We wanted to ensure that we would be globally representative. Peridot put forward brilliant people and I found you were second to none in terms of inclusivity and diversity. That was equally brilliant to see, without it being an aside – that was just part and parcel of what you did.”

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