LACE Partners expands diversity expertise with The Clear Company

10 December 2021 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Recruitment and inclusion organisation The Clear Company has partnered with LACE Partners, helping the consultancy strengthen its diversity credentials.

Speaking on the news, LACE Managing Director Aaron Alburey said the move comes as businesses “recognise the link between an effective diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) strategy and the productivity it brings for them.”

Alburey, who is also LACE Partners’ co-founder, added, “The DE&I agenda may have been an important top of conversation in many businesses for many years now, but what we are seeing now is more and more organisations taking action and looking to be held accountable... Therefore it was a natural fit for us to work with The Clear Company and I’m excited to see what this partnership could bring.”

LACE Partners expands diversity expertise with The Clear Company

LACE is a boutique consultancy specialising in HR transformation, change and technology advisory work. Global events in 2020 saw a marked rise in demand from both employers and employees for help progressing their DE&I journeys, as they sought support from consultancies like LACE to ensure growth and success while supporting the crucial agenda of becoming socially responsible businesses.

The Clear Company was established in 2003 and successfully grew through work with clients such as Lloyd’s of London, Skanska, Ofcom, The Civil Service, The Co-op and DWF. It is one of the UK's leading provider of services to employers to support inclusive recruitment and talent management practice.

Through this strategic partnership LACE hopes to deliver an enhanced service to its clients, as the firm supports their HR transformation efforts. Working closely with The Clear Company, LACE will now develop an offering that will allow HR teams to cover DE&I as part of businesses’ overall plans, alongside producing blogs, thoughts leadership, podcasts, videos and other kinds of content to showcase the latest strategic thinking that LACE is delivering.

Kate Headley, Director and Founder at The Clear Company, said, “It is our vision is to make DE&I best practice available to businesses of all types and sizes, and we have a track record of thought leadership and innovation that enables our clients to achieve authentic change across the employee lifecycle. We’re delighted to be partnering with LACE, we have many shared values and look forward to the potential of working together.”