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Steps to increase executive and board diversity Logo cgma

  Oliver Rowe |   Free |   May 2021 |   FM magazine

Reverse mentoring, reviewing recruitment consultants, and unconscious bias training are among ways to create more diverse boards and executive teams.

Topics covered:
  • Management accounting: Leadership: Team building, Expert

1 Comments/Reflections

Matthew Bennett

Matthew Bennett Oct 2022

Diversity at all levels in a business need to be considered as bias in recruitment and selection can start from the most junior level of roles. This becomes progressively more difficult the higher up the hierarchy the selection process is due to the ratio of female and ethnic minority candidates. 

Therefore, at board and executive level the process of targets and quotas to improve diversity could be seen as a token gesture or positive discrimination - negating the issue it is trying to solve. 

In my recruitment process I unsure that a diverse panel and activities are assessed to reduce any chance of bias.