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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Global Survey Findings and Recommendations

Posted on March 2024

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Insights from Phaidon International
Discover Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Insights for the Financial Sciences & Services Industry in Phaidon International’s DE&I Report

As an award-winning financial sciences & services talent partner under the Phaidon International brand, clients often ask us how to improve Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) in their workplace so they can attract, hire, and retain top talent with diverse experiences and viewpoints.  

To provide data-backed insights, we have surveyed both employees and employers from our database to understand their perspectives on company culture, discrimination, development opportunities, and DE&I training and resources at their workplace to uncover trends, disparities, and areas in need of improvement. 

The results can be found in Phaidon International's DE&I report, which explores overall trends across their six specialist brands, plus a breakdown of results for Selby Jennings, delving into DE&I in financial sciences & services.

Findings from these surveys include:




of the organizations operating in the US said they were not aware of any form of discrimination, harassment, or bias within their organization.

of professionals who identified as Native American / Indigenous felt that their current employer did not promote a culture of inclusivity and respect for DE&I.

of organizations have no DE&I training or education available for their employees.

Discover the full views of both employers and employees in the financial sciences & services industry and uncover new areas of focus for your DE&I strategy, helping you to improve hiring, retention, and DE&I policies based on your goals, resources, and the needs of your employees.

Along with our survey findings, this exclusive report also includes: 

    • How good DE&I workplace practices benefit both employers and employees 

    • The biggest DE&I challenges employers face

    • Key takeaways for employers and employees

    • DE&I resources for your region 

Ben Hodzic, Managing Director - Head of Selby Jennings USA, shares the transformations he has witnessed over the past few years, and how Selby Jennings helps clients with their hiring goals:

"There’s generally a lack of senior female talent in finance that comes from STEM oriented backgrounds like computer science, math, physics, and engineering. Many of our clients have taken a proactive stance on addressing this within their talent acquisition functions. With some of our key clients, we have created specific recruiting channels where we will introduce diverse talent on an opportunistic basis, even if there is no active headcount need. This way, our clients are seeing the best diverse talent all year around and can create roles where they see fit. We’ve found this to be very successful, especially with clients that struggle to hire at a senior level."

Discover the results - Download your copy of this report by completing the form below: 

Part of Something Bigger

Selby Jennings is part of Phaidon International, a leading global talent partner that identifies, sources, and delivers business-critical professionals to the most innovative industries in the world. 

Our approach to talent opportunities as part of Phaidon International includes access to six talent brands with the advantage of multiple industry experts at your disposal. It’s a bespoke service, so you can work directly with a specialist in financial sciences & services, and if required, we can introduce you to our counterparts in regulatory & legal or technology, while benefiting from one single relationship manager for ease, and not worrying about extensive and time-consuming administration.