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Hope&Glory has around 100 team members working in its creative agency who have a number of clients including; Adidas, American Express, Esty, Guide Dogs, Sainsbury’s and Sega to name a few. The Equal Group has had a long standing relationship in supporting their EDI Strategy which has included training in the past. However this was an opportunity through our EDI 365 service to work with them on the strategic approach.
We were fortunate enough to have access to the team members and board of directors where our senior consultant hosted a number of focus groups. This was mainly to gain insight of the culture at H&G and also the team members' experiences. The director team gave insight into the vision or EDI and also some of the challenges they are currently facing.
Through this insight, data obtained from engagement surveys and time with colleagues in H&G it made it clear where the strategic priorities needed to be which formed the bases of the report. Alongside this TEG was able to scope out a number of key recommendations to support the move from an D&I action plan to an ED&I Strategy. These included; an updated strategy that is action oriented, a focus on underrepresented team members for learning & development, the set up of Employee Resource Groups and sharing more experiences through story-telling. Our senior consultant then was in a place to host a discovery session with the director team to discuss further how to take the recommendations to build a successful ED&I strategy with clear actions ready for 2024.
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“ We have been working with Mac, Simon and the team at The Equal Group to help us review, refine and implement our DE&I strategy for 2024. From running focus groups with multiple team members to leading workshops and training, they have been instrumental in equipping us with the data, understanding and tools we need to take the next steps with our plan. They are also a lovely bunch of people who have been brilliant to work with throughout the process – I can’t recommend them highly enough"