Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At CJPI we firmly believe that diverse leadership teams are essential to drive success and innovation. Our approach is grounded in these values, and we are dedicated to upholding them both in our own organisation, and in every facet of our work. We actively seek out and engage with candidates from diverse backgrounds, ensuring that our talent pool represents a rich tapestry of experiences, perspectives, and talents.

How We Do It

We are committed to finding the very best candidate for the role, regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, culture, subculture, sexual orientation, disabilities, age, socio-economic background or personal experiences.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is evident throughout every stage of the executive search process, from our proposal to our candidate interviews. Our structured evaluation process ensures that all candidates are interviewed in the same way, using the same criteria and the same metric for success.

We are dedicated to fostering a globally inclusive environment within our own organisation and in the workplaces of our clients. By wholeheartedly embracing these distinct perspectives, we help our clients cultivate an environment where the power of inclusion radiates through their performance, profits and objectives.

We have the important role in the work we do of helping our clients build diverse teams that reflect the world around them and maximise their opportunities. We do this by considering candidates from all backgrounds and experiences, and by using a fair and objective selection process.

Voluntary Code of Conductfor Executive Search Firms

The Voluntary Code of Conduct for Executive Search Firms (The Code), lays out guidance for search firms to embed across the search process. Since its launch following the Davies Women on Boards Review in 2011, it has been refined and enhanced over time, reflecting learnings from search firms themselves, the independent review of its effectiveness in 2014, the annual Hampton-Alexander (FTSE Women Leaders) reports and the Parker report in 2016.

Its provisions drive improvements of diversity in the boardrooms of British businesses and beyond. The key areas of focus include increasing the proportion of women on corporate boards, and broadening ethnic diversity.

CJPI are amongst over 60 leading search firms have signed up to The Code – which make up the majority of corporate executive search work carried out annually, including covering the entire FTSE 350.

You can see more about The Code and its provisions here.