We Are Adam

Case Study: Enhancing Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion at We Are Adam

Presenting Training or Team Development Need (Objectives)

We Are Adam, a digital recruitment agency, sought to improve their team’s awareness of legislation and best practices around equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).

How We Worked with We Are Adam

Before commencing training, we collaborated with We Are Adam to define detailed learning and behavioural outcomes, establish a post-course evaluation strategy, and identify necessary materials. We proposed an interactive workshop delivered remotely, which included:

  • Awareness of current legislation around EDI
  • Best practices in EDI
  • Appropriate language and terminology
  • Tips for creating inclusive applications
  • Strategies for reaching a broader applicant base
  • Techniques to avoid unconscious bias during interviews

Training Solution Delivered

We delivered a 2-hour interactive workshop focused on developing awareness of diversity, using inclusive language, and promoting inclusive recruitment practices. The workshop included thought-provoking activities, up-to-date information, and facilitated discussions based on a recruitment-related case study. The session was conducted via Microsoft Teams.

Client Feedback

“From the initial meeting, I knew Diversiti UK were a great match for We Are Adam. The team at Diversiti UK listened very carefully to our requirements and created a session that was packed full of valuable content; enough to keep short attention spans engaged without being overwhelming.

The key for my team was to take the theory and underpin it with real-world examples, which Brit delivered perfectly. The Chatham House rules and the encouragement that no question was a bad question gave the team the freedom to ask things they haven’t felt able to discuss openly in other environments; meaning everyone was able to get the answers they personally needed to understand the wider impact of ED&I.

The key for my team was to take the theory and underpin it with real-world examples, which Brit delivered perfectly. The Chatham House rules and the encouragement that no question was a bad question gave the team the freedom to ask things they haven’t felt able to discuss openly in other environments; meaning everyone was able to get the answers they personally needed to understand the wider impact of ED&I.

While some of our team would be considered well-versed in matters of diversity and inclusion – whether through personal experience or education – others rated themselves quite low. After the session, everyone felt empowered to go on and spread the message about the importance of ED&I in recruitment, encouraging clients to make better decisions as part of their hiring and onboarding processes.

Working with Diversiti UK, it’s clear they are a well-oiled team, able to adapt to individual needs whilst delivering a consistent level of training. With only one briefing call and a couple of emails, our session delivered beyond my expectations with positive feedback from all involved. A tough ask, as we’re a fussy bunch!

The greatest outcome for me was that there was an immediate learning. Straight away, people were applying their new knowledge to situations in and out of work – a testament to how engaging and effective Brit’s teaching was.

As well as using our knowledge to encourage clients to make changes for the better, we’re turning our learnings inwards and looking at how our own processes, systems, etc., can be adjusted to ensure the best experience for employees, candidates, and clients alike. It’s being taken into consideration in our website redesign (due 2022), as well as how we communicate with each other internally, and more people have chosen to add their pronouns to their email signature to indicate a safe space for all.” — Leanne Scarletta

“As someone with ADHD, it was useful for my colleagues to understand me a bit more. In fact, we were able to utilise skills learnt in the session immediately afterwards regarding a project I was becoming overwhelmed on causing sensory issues.” – Kimi Wright

“The whole webinar was hugely insightful, engaging, and worthwhile – learned so much and was hugely thought-provoking. Brit was energetic, authentic, and very punchy and succinct with her delivering and coaching style. Bravo!” – Leon Milns

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