Gender Diversity

As a business Bruin are vocal champions for equal pay and gender diversity within the financial sector and are proud of the reputation we have built in this area.

Bruin has developed a number of unique initiatives to support our clients’ diversity objectives and add value to the recruitment process at every stage, from on-site training covering best practice in hiring and retaining female talent, to analysis of equality and diversity data.

This is an area for which we have been recognised with a number of awards, most recently ‘Recruiter of the Year’ at the Women in Finance Awards, highlighting the many resources we have put in place to support the representation of women in the sector.

This includes seminars focusing on unconscious bias, and how organisations can attract and retain female financial services professionals, as well as programmes specifically designed for women seeking to progress their career or return to the industry after a break.


Bridging the gender diversity gap

Bruin began to analyse gender focused recruitment market trends in 2014 with the publication of the Bruin WiFI Index, a regular report capturing the representation and engagement of women in financial institutions. At the time, gender was widely seen as a relatively niche side issue for the industry and entirely the focus of HR or D&I professionals.

Five years on, gender diversity is not only firmly on the board room agenda, but has been the catalyst for other diversity discussions. According to a recent survey conducted by think-tank New Financial, more than 80% of institutions signed up to the Women in Finance Charter said it had spurred them to focus on improving diversity in other areas, including of LGBT+ workers.

As The Chartered Institute of Insurers also noted that "gender pay gap reporting has started discussions on the broader subject of equality in business" and have highlighted the need for improved values and behaviours; which comes as The Bank of England sent out a recent warning demanding that insurers improve workplace culture following a spate of sexual harassment revelations...

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