Diversity and inclusion a priority for many jobseekers

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Professionals who look for diversity and inclusion commitment most are those who work in business and professional services (67%), banking (67%) and education (63%).

More than half (58%) of professionals look for an organisation’s diversity and inclusion policies when researching a potential new employer.

This is according to findings from the latest Hays Diversity & Inclusion 2019 report.

Many professionals agree that a visible commitment to diversity would have a significant impact on attracting more diverse candidates, but close to two-thirds (62%) find it hard or extremely hard to find evidence of these commitments.

Interestingly, younger workers care more about this commitment, as just under two thirds (65%) of those aged 25 years and under said they look for this when researching a potential new employer.

The survey also found that eliminating language bias is key to attracting diverse candidates. Over three quarters (76%) of respondents believe that using unbiased language to describe vacancies and culture would have a positive impact, despite only 55% of respondents saying their organisation does this. Even fewer (42%) say their organisation has clearly defined, unbiased tone of voice guidelines.

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Yvonne Smyth, Group Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, commented, “Our findings highlight a clear gap where employers are not appealing to a diverse talent pool when hiring. As so many candidates, particularly those new to the workforce, are looking for a clear commitment to diversity and inclusion from a potential employer, organisations are encouraged to take measures such as eliminating their language bias and promoting their commitment to fostering a diverse workplace via their website.

“We know that a more diverse workforce and inclusive workplace offer advantages such as improved customer orientation and service, innovation, productivity and more, so recruiting diverse talent and demonstrating your commitment to an inclusive workplace has never been more important for today’s employers.”

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Why Dolan Accountancy?

Dolan Accountancy was set up by Simon J Dolan, the man behind the well-known brand SJD Accountancy. With over 25 years experience in the contracting marketing, Dolan Accountancy has the heritage, reputation and credibility you can trust. Working closely with our sister company, Contractor Umbrella, it means we can offer one low cost, fixed fee package at £95 + VAT per month. This gives you the flexibility of using both our Limited Company Accountancy Services and our award winning Umbrella Service, for one inclusive cost. We don’t believe in tiered packages or hidden extra fees, instead we aim to give you everything you need, including:

  • Free Company Formation – This is where it all begins. Once you have decided on an available name, we will form your company free of charge (if using our accountancy services) and it will be ready for you to use in as little as three hours.
  • Free use of Contractor Umbrella – With changes in Public Sector IR35 Legislation we understand that sometimes you are required to contract via an umbrella company. We will keep your limited company ticking over, while you work margin free via our sister company, Contractor Umbrella.
  • A Dedicated Accountant – Your accountant will be there for any company or personal tax advice that you require. We will never outsource work, even to internal teams.
  • Free Access to FreeAgent – The founder behind the multi award winning FreeAgent platform was one of Simon’s first clients, therefore it only seems fitting that we offer all of our clients access to FreeAgent, free of charge.
  • Free Business Banking – We have decided to waive our commission so our clients can use Tide free of charge for the first year.
  • Unlimited IR35 Status Reviews – We will review all of your contracts for IR35 purposes and provide you with our professional opinion as to its status.
  • Free Registered and Director’s Service Office Address – Sometimes you just don’t want your home address on display at Companies House. When you sign up to our accountancy services, we will offer the use of our address as an alternative.
  • Your Business and Personal Taxation Needs – This includes Company Accounts, Director’s Personal Tax Return, VAT Returns, Payroll, Corporation Tax and Dividend advice, to name just a few.
  • Same day payments- We offer same day payments as standard providing funds are received into our account by 9am, for no additional fee.

If you’d like to find out more about how Dolan Accountancy can help you and your business, please give us a call on 01442 795100 or email sophie.lewis@dolanaccountancy.com or jaime.thorpe@dolanaccountancy.com.