Equality and Diversity

Alicorn Chase is committed to promoting equality and diversity and translating this into all aspects of our everyday work from both the running of our business to the identification and selection of candidates for our clients.

From a candidate sourcing perspective we are totally committed to providing as diverse a candidate mix as possible, the aim is simply to recruit the best person for the job. We will monitor our own recruitment policies and procedures as well as the candidate database to ensure our own compliance. Our policies and procedures will be continually monitored and updated as required.

From a business perspective this is not a "nice to have" but of critical importance in running a progressive, successful business. As such, we will not tolerate discrimination or other unfair treatment against any of our staff or users of our services, on the basis of gender, race, colour, age, ethnicity, marital status, family circumstances, disability, sexual orientation, political or religious belief. Our employees are required to be fully aware of the company policy and their responsibilities in respect to the policy.

Alicorn Chase embraces diversity within candidate selection at every stage of the recruitment process and works with both HR and line to present a balanced shortlist of candidates that not only reflect the market but also our client’s needs.

Recruiting the right talent in businesses is pivotal to achieving success. Equally, creating a diverse workforce is no longer optional, it is a business necessity. In the EU, women make up just 13.7% of the seats on boards of publicly listed companies. In the UK the percentage of women on FTSE 100 boards recently fell to 17.3%, according to figures published by BoardWatch.

There is no end to the number of published research papers and statistics that strongly support the business need for balanced leadership; companies with strong female representation at top management level perform better than those without. Gender-diverse boards have a positive impact on performance, including a higher return on equity and stronger stock market growth.

"The unique selling point that Alicorn presents, unlike a majority of their competitors, is a total commitment to presenting a balanced shortlist that emphasises the need to attract as many candidates from the diverse population pool as possible. The task is a difficult one, but with the business model that Alicorn Chase is founded upon, they seem to be able to attract some very strong candidates either from local markets or with a strong emphasis on gender diversity"
(Senior Resourcing Manager, Global US Investment Bank , Singapore)