Guidant Global has become the first business to attain Clear Assured Silver status. This significant and exciting step is only achievable through a passion for diversity and inclusion (D&I) and a determination to instigate change and challenge current thinking.
Clear Assured is a national accredited standard owned and developed by the Clear Company, recognised leaders of diversity and inclusion insight, training and technology in the UK. Easily accessible, the HR software platform provides busy HR and D&I teams with the expertise and direction needed to support their appetite for fundamental change to behaviour and culture. Containing all of the Clear Company’s knowledge, rigorous processes and understanding of what works, the online toolkit is regularly updated with the latest thinking and directs users to activity with proven benefits.
Head of Talent Engagement at Guidant Global, Nicky Hale commented “Clear Assured has given us complete clarity on what a best in class D&I approach really looks like. We finally feel we really know which areas in our business require focus in order to make the biggest impact and continually improve. Its full 360 approach has provided us with the full gap analysis that we needed to support us in reviewing many of our own policies and a huge number of our teams are already benefiting from the system. It is clear to see that it is increasing awareness and empowering everybody across our business.”
The achievement of Silver status is considerable, by working at this level Guidant Global are building inclusion into everyday behaviour; actively reinforcing their core philosophy of shifting the focus to people, recognising that diverse motivated workforces drive thriving businesses and create long term energy and success.
Managing Consultant and Clear Assured lead Jen Davidson notes “Clear Assured Silver status is a real mark of achievement representing a consistent and ambitious approach to inclusion. By incorporating Clear Assured into their inclusion journey Guidant Global are setting a high standard in their sector and marketplace.”
The impact also extends into Guidant’s marketplace. With a long standing commitment to instigating change within their industry and opening doors to people traditionally overlooked by the recruitment industry the change in processes is also felt more widely by their network of job seekers, suppliers and clients.