We believe in the strength of a diverse global workforce that champions the right for their people to be their true, authentic selves. 

That's our vision.

As a global recruitment business, we at Robert Walters Group understand the power and responsibility we have to create a fair and inclusive workplace for all. We continually strive to create a workplace based on the principles of inclusion and respect for all: a place where everyone listens and learns for each other to drive innovation; a place where everyone can be their authentic self.

Our ambition is to be a global through leader, so we seek to leverage our relationships with our clients, candidates and colleagues, and our inclusive recruiting expertise to challenge status quo hiring practices.

We believe this is the role we can play to build a more equitable society for all.

ED&I Leadership

"A great thing about working for the Group is that we are always trying to adopt best practice and take a leading position, whether that's with the services we offer or the stance we take on particular issues."

Coral Bamgboye Global Head of ED&I

Celebrating diversity

We’re passionate about celebrating diversity.

From sharing traditional recipes for Diwali and ANZAC festivities, through to joining Muslim colleagues in fasting during Ramadan, throughout the business we continue to celebrate and support annual occasions such as International Women’s Day, LGBTQ+ Pride and Black History Month.


Looking Ahead

Our promise to you is to continue to identify key measurable and aspiration ED&I goals we hope to achieve as a business for our employees and look forward to launching new Employee Resource Groups to support the broad spectrum of diversity across our global footprint. 

"As a member of the Group’s ED&I council, I want to become a role model across the globe by connecting ambitious people and helping them understand that they do not need to choose between their career and their family life."

Ozlem Simsek, Managing Director of Robert Walters and Walters People Belgium

"LGBTQ+ employees rated Robert Walters Group 8/10 as an LGBTQ + employer - a solid rating but one I hope we see increase further over the coming year."

Tom Lakin, Director of Innovation and Chair of Robert Walters Group LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group

Some of our recent sponsorships

Our Resource Solutions business is a member of the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI), the UK's leading employer network for equality and inclusion issues in the workplace.

We are proud to be a part of The Valuable 500, a global community of businesses making active commitments to put disability and inclusion on their leadership agendas.

We are certified as Disability Confident Committed through the UK’s Disability Confident initiative, recognising our efforts to foster an inclusive workplace for people with disabilities.

The Group is currently undertaking Clear Assured recognition, which identifies and removes barriers in recruitment for disabled, BAME, LGBTQ and other under-represented candidates.

Robert Walters was granted the highest level of the "L-boshi" certification from Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, recognising our efforts to advance women in the workplace.

We're proud to support the Intertech LGBT+ Diversity Forum, providing a platform to improve diversity in the tech sector, connecting allies, businesses and the LGBTQ+ community.   

Robert Walters has partnered with leading diversity platform, Aspiring Solicitors, to support firms in developing programmes to reach a wider range of candidates and improve diversity in the sector.

We support InnovateHer, an organisation based in the North West of the UK working to improve gender diversity in the tech sector by preparing girls for tech roles through education and awareness.

Robert Walters Group has partnered with She Codes, an Australia-based coding movement, to encourage women and minorities to consider careers in the field of technology.

Our business in Japan is proud to support The Dream Collective, an international group advocating on behalf of women in the workplace and working to increase female leadership in business.

We're proud members of the Business Disability Forum, the leading organisation working with businesses to drive disability inclusion, working with over 500 employers. 

In 2020, we began a partnership with Supply Nation, a non-profit connecting Australian businesses with Indigenous-owned suppliers in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island business sector.

Featured stories from our people

#PridePoweringPotential meet Beth Tappenden

Working in the technology department, but with a keen interest in diversity within the work environment, Beth Tappenden’s role has grown to incorporate inclusion activities within the technology and recruitment sectors. Read more about Beth and her experience of identifying as part of the LGBTQ+ community.

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meet Tom Lakin

The Robert Walters Group is proud to celebrate Pride across the world with our colleagues, teammates and friends. As an out gay man, Tom Lakin, Director of Innovation at the Robert Walters Group shares some of his reflections on what Pride means to him.

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meet James Atchison-Wootton

James Atchison-Wootton is an Innovation Manager at Robert Walters Group. Read James’s story about being openly gay and confident at work, and the advice he gives to those who are wanting to be out at work.


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