Diversity Review

Big 4 Professional Services

One of the largest global professional services firms, offering consulting and advisory services in Audit, Tax, Consulting and Corporate Finance.

Purpose of the project

Jarred Consulting were appointed to carry out a fundamental review of this firm’s diversity agenda, specifically relating to Graduate Recruitment. There were three main aims:

  • Review and research the existing strategies used to attract ‘diverse’ pools and identify the relative success of these initiatives for the business
  • Carry out detailed external and competitor research and provide a summary of market place trends in relation to the target talent pool
  • To provide recommendations for a future diversity strategy, including potential new undergraduate/graduate programmes, as well as ideas for a longer-term ‘philanthropic’ initiative which would position the client as ‘leading edge’ in the diversity field

How Jarred Consulting helped


We undertook extensive research including interviews with competitors, key business stakeholders, and the target audience to really understand the client’s current position and also their future ability to improve this area of recruitment. Detailed reviews and meetings of potential ‘partnership’ opportunities were carried out with the leading organisations in the diversity arena.

We ran an ‘interim’ meeting with the client to ensure we were on track with their expectations prior to producing the final report and recommendations.

These recommendations included the potential formation of ‘leading edge’ partnerships with external organisations as well as a detailed action plan for the current team to put in place.

The Client's Feedback

Jarred Consulting consultants not only took our brief, but delved into what was driving the request. From this, the delivery was substantial, in-depth and all-encompassing. Coming from a neutral point of view, they were able to provide us with current market trends, history and outstanding recommendations (both ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’). Our interaction with Jarred Consulting was nothing but positive. Needless to say, we’ll be contracting with them again in the future!

Director of Resourcing / Deloitte

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