We want Starfish Search to be a place where everyone can bring their ‘whole self’ to work, and where we celebrate our organisational diversity. We strive to embed a culture where all staff can contribute and be themselves.
As an executive search business, we have a duty to ensure that we are an exemplar to others. We are committed to being a great employer that values and welcomes the different ideas, skills, behaviours and experiences of our colleagues. We aim to foster a culture that promotes wellbeing and mental health and provides support to enable us all to thrive.
In our dual role as an employer and adviser to clients with the same goals for their workforce, we are fully committed to meeting our legal obligations and promoting equality and diversity in both our work and our workforce.
We know that we need staff from diverse backgrounds to help ensure we make sound decisions that are representative of the different perspectives within society. We seek to positively influence the approach of the organisations we work with to promote diversity and inclusion. We believe that a diverse workforce can help us to do that much more effectively.
Under the Equality Act 2010, we have a legal duty to have due regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity, eliminate unlawful discrimination and foster good relations between key equality strands. These include age, disability, sex, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity.
But we are determined to do more than just meet our statutory obligations. We promote equal opportunities and we respect and acknowledge the diversity of staff who work within our organisation, the organisations we serve and their stakeholders.
We will ask ourselves tough questions, we will talk to our diverse talent about the barriers they have faced, and we will be smarter and more transparent with our recruitment data. We will use this information to devise strategies to engage with and attract talent from specific and harder to reach group for Starfish and the organisations we serve.
We value wellbeing and mental health and the different styles of thinking, communicating and working that motivate our staff. We will continue to actively consider the impact of how we work and our working environment on our wellbeing by providing effective, timely and good quality support to colleagues who need it.