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A regular podcast featuring the leading thinkers from across the recruitment and business world, in conversation with REC Chief Executive Neil Carberry.

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About the host

web_p2_RM_Neil-Carberry-headshot-1.pngNeil Carberry was appointed as Chief Executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation in June 2018 having been Managing Director at the Confederation of British Industry, leading the CBI’s work on the labour market, skills, energy and infrastructure. In 1999, Neil began his career in recruitment working for executive search firm Fraser Watson before doing a post-graduate degree in Human Resources at the London School of Economics and joining the CBI in 2004. He is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and a Fellow of the RSA. He is a member of the council of the conciliation service Acas and a former member of the Low Pay Commission, which recommends UK minimum wages. A three-time nominee to the SIA Staffing 100 in Europe, he is also on the board of the World Employment Confederation and a primary academy trust in Oxfordshire. Neil is an RFU qualified rugby coach and is one of the 8000 co-owners who made Heart of Midlothian the UK’s biggest fan-owned football club.

*The views expressed by guests on the REC's Talking Recruitment podcast are not those of the REC and reflect the individual's personal opinions.  

Welcome to our 2021 Series

Episode 17: A guide to making equality, diversity and inclusion an integral part of your business


Featured speaker: Nicki Pritchard, Managing Partner of Anderson Quigley, an executive search and interim management consultancy.

Overview: Listen to our latest episode of the Talking Recruitment podcast, as our Chief Executive Neil Carberry is joined by Nicki Pritchard. They discuss the overall direction of ED&I and the commitment that Senior Leaders need to have towards this integral part of the business and how to attract the best talent. 

In this episode, tune in to hear: 

  • How you can make ED&I a core value in your company, the wider business strategy, and how to attract and retain staff. 

  • How to empower staff members about what they bring to the organisation. 

  • Ways to support your clients and find out what their objectives are in order to help them achieve their goals. 

Key quotes/takeaways: 

Your strategy should be scrutinized, evolve and be concentrated on year upon year to make sure its fit for purpose-Nicki 

Unless you  have the  internal practice running smoothly and evolving, you are not being authentic with your clients- Nicki 

Be action orientated and make sure that your leadership follows through- Neil 

We should not think of ED&I as separate, it’s a part of client relationship... - Neil 

ED&I needs to be a core part of business, not something that we do alongside it- Neil 

Find out more about Nicki Pritchard here

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Join Neil Carberry's Talking Recruitment Webinars

Join Neil Carberry and his guest speakers for our 2021 Talking Recruitment webinars where we will update you on the key issues of the day, whether that’s regulatory changes, trade and immigration post-Brexit, or good recruitment, diversity and inclusion. Sign up now to secure your spot.

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