Diversity & Inclusion

Our Approach

Taylor Root recognises that authentic diverse recruitment practice starts from within - it’s our consultants who empower and enable us as a business to attract and effectively represent diverse candidates.

Our Diversity & Inclusion strategy has a focus on internal training, policy and experience - if we educate ourselves, understand privilege, become aware of our unconscious bias and constantly challenge it, we then appreciate and understand our candidates beyond their profiles.

We understand that we have a critical role to play in improving best practice throughout the recruitment process, becoming a credible recruitment partner to our clients and in turn supporting them in the development of their own D&I strategy.
Diversity Council of Australia

Taylor Root are proud to partner with Diversity Council Australia (DCA), the independent, not-for-profit peak body leading diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  DCA provides unique research, inspiring events and programs, curated resources and expert advice across all diversity dimensions to a community of member organisations.  The main focus of the DCA is to cover all aspects of diversity in employment, reflecting changes in practice to embrace all areas of the diversity of human resources.
Pride in Law

Taylor Root is a proud sponsor for Pride in Law, a non-political, not-for-profit group, aimed at linking the LGBTIQ+ legal community and their allies.  Since their inception in 2017, Pride in Law have built a proud legacy and continue to bring together the LGBTIQ+ legal profession across multiple disciplines. Pride in Law have a number of objectives to help LGBTIQ+ professionals directly and indirectly in the legal sector.  Overall, the association seeks to erase homophobia, gender inequality and other affronts to individuals, families and communities by educating the legal community about LGBTIQ+ issues.

We are proud to partner with myGwork, an award-winning business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, inclusive organisations and anyone who believes in workplace equality.  myGwork helps to promote diversity and inclusion both in the workplace and beyond by offering its members a safe space where they can connect with inclusive employers, find jobs, mentors and professional events, which makes it an ideal partner for our brand given our strong commitment to diversity and inclusive within recruitment.
D&I Internal Training

​Our mandatory global training programme includes unconscious bias, behavioural awareness and values-based elements, and is delivered to all new starters and existing employees.

We aim to empower our consultants with a deeper understanding of D&I so that we understand the influence that our thinking has on our external recruitment practices.

Our Internal Hiring Strategy

Taylor Root recognises that a ‘company fit’ can create a group of recruiters who ultimately recruit and attract very similar candidates. We have revised our internal hiring process to encourage increased diversity across the business. This includes more inclusive decision-making around hires, the removing of qualifications from CVs, educating our consultant recruitment agencies, and looking at competence and potential rather than background.