PSD Group awarded Clear Assured Gold Standard

In a significant step on their Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) journey, leading international executive recruitment consultancy, PSD group have achieved Clear Assured Gold Standard accreditation for ED&I through their commitment to creating a truly inclusive culture where diverse talent can thrive.

The Gold Standard is awarded to organisations that can provide evidence of fully integrating ED&I into everything it does, with all policies and practices reflecting and reinforcing its strategy.

In achieving Gold, PSD Group have evidenced great ED&I practice across the employee lifecycle. PSD group reviewed their job descriptions for barriers, trained their line managers on flexible working, created a job analysis framework, a multi-faith prayer room and facilities for breast feeding employees. Overall, these activities are helping progress PSD Group towards their vision of creating an inclusive environment where people feel welcomed.

Anna Makinen, Head of Clear Assured commented:

“We were very pleased to see PSD Group commitment to inclusive offices, and holistic inclusive candidate experience. Achieving Clear Assured Gold accreditation is a marvellous milestone on their inclusion journey. This is a result of all the hard work they have put in as a team, and it’s based on that fact that ED&I is integrated into business as usual, with policies and procedures reflecting and reinforcing the strategy at PSD Group. They have evidenced that leadership have an in depth knowledge of issues, they actively support underrepresented groups and it’s integrated into all ED&I activities.”

Simon Tucker-Brown, Chief Executive, PSD Group commented:

“With the help and advice of Anna Mäkinen and her team at the Clear Company, we are thrilled to have been awarded the Clear Assured Gold accreditation at PSD. The process has been informative and challenging in equal measure, requiring us to rethink and review many of our processes both internally and externally. With our clients increasingly asking for evidence of our commitment to D&I, there can be no better way to demonstrate this than through Clear Assured. The whole team at PSD Group have enjoyed and benefited from the training workshops and the external speakers that the Clear Company engage with. We remain committed to continuing our D&I learning journey. Working closely with the Clear Company gives us confidence and up to date thought leadership, both of which are invaluable.”

Clear Assured, the global Diversity and Inclusion Standard, is an ED&I web application that provides organisations with the expertise and direction needed to support their appetite for authentic and fundamental culture change. Containing the Clear Company’s knowledge, rigorous processes, and understanding of what works, the Global Standard is regularly updated with the latest thinking and directs users to activity with proven benefit.