Gender diversity

The role of good recruitment in gender diversity


With men continuing to dominate the highest paid roles and working in higher paid sectors, improving gender equality is not only the right thing to do – it makes business sense. The REC, its members, employers and government have a leading role in driving this change. Our new report Increasing opportunity, supporting growth: the role of good recruitment in gender diversity is a how-to guide on embracing best practice and promoting gender equality in the workplace.

Recruiters are in a unique position to help eradicate the gender gap in employment. Good recruitment is the foundation upon which fair and gender-balanced organisations are built. The industry has the power to make a difference that will help grow business and the UK economy as a whole. In fact, it has been estimated that if the country’s gender gap were to be closed, this could potentially generate an additional £150 billion to gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025.* 

You can also download the report leaflet - giving you a quick snap shot of all the top stats from our report.  


[*McKinsey Global Institute (2016), The Power of parity: advancing women’s equality in the United Kingdom]

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