CJPI Sign Up to The Voluntary Code for Executive Search Firms

CJPI Sign Up to The Voluntary Code for Executive Search Firms

CJPI are delighted to announce that following a period of embedding its provisions, we have signed up to The Voluntary Code of Conduct for Executive Search Firms.

The Code lays out guidance for search firms to embed across the search process. Its provisions help to 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.

It first launched following the Lord Davies Review in 2011 which examined the obstacles that prevented more women from reaching senior positions in business, examining the number of women on FTSE350 corporate boards and setting out the business case for having gender-diverse boards. The Code has since 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.

CJPI join over 60 leading executive search firms to have signed up to The Code, which collectively make up the majority of corporate executive search work carried out annually. This includes all of the search firms covering the entirety of the FTSE 350.

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.

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

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