Talent consultancy Alderbrooke Group partners with Global Diversity Practice

09 February 2018 Consultancy.uk 4 min. read

Talent consultancy Alderbrooke Group has partnered with Global Diversity Practice. The new alliance will see the duo work to help businesses pinpoint behaviour which will drive inclusion, and unlock the potential of a diverse workforce.

While traditionally, ideological and financial biases have permitted businesses to neglect workplace diversity, a growing pool of evidence shows that not only was this ethically wrong, but it actually hindered the productivity of organisations. Organisations that leverage diversity and inclusiveness have been shown to improve performance across all metrics, including increased shareholder value, employee retention and customer satisfaction. Some studies have even shown businesses could see their financial performance boosted by 30% or more, should they implement workplace policies to encourage inclusivity and diversity.

As businesses attempt to incorporate this previously overlooked potential into their operations, the consulting industry has been positioning itself to take advantage of the growing demand for diversity. A number of consultancies have recently implemented offerings which target clients looking to transform their human resources structure to better favour inclusivity. Last year, this saw Navigant join an initiative aimed at improving CEOs knowledge on how to boost diversity, while Mercer joined forces with the EDGE collective for the same reason.

Now, talent consultancy Alderbrooke Group, and Global Diversity Practice have joined forces to help businesses pinpoint the behaviour needed to build an inclusive culture and devise innovative solutions to address specific issues and opportunities. Alderbrooke specialises in executive search and behavioural analytics, and the firm aims to leverage this to help organisations take the guesswork out of cultural transformation, by applying workforce science and predictive analytics.

Alderbrooke Group and Global Diversity Practice

With organisations now allocating significant budgets to tackling diversity and inclusion, the firm’s partnership with Global Diversity Practice will allow businesses to make data-driven decisions about how best to allocate their resources in order to deliver tangible results and drive competitive advantage. The two groups hope to achieve this by combining Alderbrooke’s CultureScope behavioural analytics tools – which was awarded the People’s Choice award for this innovative diagnostic at the prestigious Wharton People Analytics Conference in 2017 – with Global Diversity Practice’s expertise in delivering effective and integrated diversity and inclusion programmes.

Founded in 2009 by Farrah Qureshi, who is now CEO, Global Diversity Practice currently operates in over 160 countries globally. The group has worked with many large public sector bodies as well as many of the world’s largest brands, specialising in diversity and inclusion consultancy, such as executive coaching in diversity and inclusion; audits, strategies, branding and communications, as well as awareness training to tackle unconscious bias.

Commenting on the new partnership, Bharat Shah, Chairman, Alderbrooke, said, “Alderbrooke is building a formidable reputation as the go to culture and behavioural diagnostic organisation and we are delighted to be working with the GDP team to link diagnosis measurements with action. We are very much looking forward to working with GDP in delivering exceptional solutions to organisations both in the private and public sector, as they strive to build a diverse and inclusive culture.”

Farrah Qureshi, CEO, Global Diversity Practice added, “Businesses increasingly recognise the impact that a more diverse and inclusive culture can play on productivity, customer experience and the delivery of new products and services. While it’s easy to identify the symptoms – few women or BAME at board level, high employee turnover for example – it is essential to link these factors back to the behaviours that are driving the negative culture in the first place.