The Harvey Nash Group fully supports the aims of the UK Equalities Act 2010. We believe equality and diversity is necessary for:
- individuals: everyone has the right to be treated fairly and the opportunity to fulfil their potential
- the economy: a competitive economy and successful organisations draw on all available talent
- society: a more equal society offers more stability in the long term which is attractive to business
Network 4 Net-Worth was established in the USA, this is a young professionals networking organization that aims to build lasting professional and personal relationships through group networking and personal development sessions. The key focus is on Generation Y with an emphasis on the promotion of diverse talent pools.
Inspire is the fastest growing senior professional network within the executive recruitment sector, and was established by senior business women from Harvey Nash’s executive search division with funding from the Group. Inspire is a unique forum for senior business women to meet and exchange ideas and experiences with their peers with a mission to promote female Board and Executive participation. Membership has grown to over 1,000 board level members in London, New York and Sweden. Through events, forums, white papers and influence, Inspire plays a major role in promoting gender balance in the board room and within the company. This is achieved through an active extension of the pool of talent in which shortlists are put together.
Harvey Nash Scotland’s participation in the “Girl Geek” dinner network is also aimed at supporting the community of business women in the technology and creative sectors.
In the UK, Harvey Nash actively engages with the government of the day and other businesses through its CBI membership and headline sponsorship of the flagship CBI conference. Each year the conference brings together the government, the opposition parties and business in one place to debate the pressing issues facing the nation. The CBI works with the UK government, international legislators and policy-makers to help UK businesses compete effectively.
Harvey Nash regularly chairs and hosts trade delegations to Vietnam. The Group also recognises the valuable contribution made by the government of Vietnam in enabling increased investment and trade between Europe and Asia and is actively involved at ministerial level, not only lobbying on behalf of business but also engaging with the Vietnamese leadership on the strategic challenges and opportunities facing South East Asia.
Harvey Nash not only ensures that employment decisions are made consistent with equal opportunities legislation in each country, but, the Group actively encourages a diversity consciousness among its management, staff and clients. One of our key principles is that the Group’s senior management is made up of nationals in the country in which they operate, who understand the market and are naturally integrated in the local business culture.
Due consideration is also given to the recruitment, promotion, training and working environment of all staff including those with disabilities.