Our targets

People are at the heart of our business

Our purpose, to power people and organisations to fulfil their unique potential, underpins everything we do. And as a people business, we're committed to creating a workplace where our employees are engaged, supported and given the best opportunities to develop and grow.

We’re proud of the vibrant, dynamic culture we’ve built – one where teamwork, collaboration and excellence are rewarded. We continue to focus on building our purpose-driven culture while also delivering a world-class employee experience. 

Our ambition is to be led by a purpose which resonates with our employees and informs our company culture. By listening to our employees we help them thrive – both personally and professionally. 

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Our targets

Employees completing the global employee engagement survey 

Percentage of employees promoted per annum

All targets are for 2023

Employees feel aligned to our company purpose

Future talent
Continue focus on Recruiter Academy & build further to support admin roles 

Overall employee engagement index score

Maintain a cohort of wellbeing champions across all key locations.

“People want to enjoy coming to work and they want a meaningful experience with an employer that helps to unlock their unique potential. This is why engaging our employees and building a great employee experience is so important to us at the Group.”

Indy Lachhar | Chief People Officer, Robert Walters Group

Tailored learning and development

Our learning and development programmes ensure that our people receive the hands-on, expert training they need to succeed in their roles from the moment they join our business and through each stage of their career. A blended learning approach combines virtual and in-person delivery providing our people with access to a rich mix of on-demand learning, gamified e-learning, structured courses, virtual sessions, in-person classroom training and peer-to-peer communities.

We've taken the time to understand the different learning and development needs of people at every stage of their career. For those new to recruitment, or new to our business, we offer intensive, hands-on training to help them learn the core building blocks to being a successful recruiter and how to deliver a high-quality service, and we have continued to invest in creating world-class support and development opportunities for our business partner functions. 

Long-term career development 

We're dedicated to growing talent from within and helping our poeple to build satisfying, long-term careers with the Group. We support our people as they progress in their careers and help them to develop skills and focus their ambition to succeed. 

To support new managers our leadership and coaching skills training equips managers for success, and we invest in training to embed the skills to lead teams in a hybrid-working environment.

Our talent development team also works with leaders throughout the year, building self-awareness and confidence through bespoke coaching programmes. This is supported with informal mentoring for our leaders and mentoring programmes across the business.

Growing our people and listening to their voices is very important to me and we’ve taken big steps forward in our employee engagement. We run an annual global employee engagement survey which is hugely valuable in identifying what we’re doing well and our areas of improvement which are being addressed at a local level by our leaders."

Toby Fowlston | Chief Executive, Robert Walters Group 

A place where everyone can bring their whole selves to work 

We're committed to creating a workplace for our people where everyone listens and learns from each other, and where unique perspectives and experiences open up new ways for our business to grow and achieve more.

From our equity, diveristy and inclusion councils and employee resource groups across the globe who lead local activity to celebrate diversity and inclusion through to events, webinars, cultural conversations and online discussions, we are focused on building a culture where everyone feels a sense of belonging. 

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