The Equal Group was established to give organisations the tools and support needed to reap the advantages of embracing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).
Our passion comes from a deep-seated belief that diversity and inclusion not only can benefit an individual, but organisations, sectors and society as a whole. Changing attitudes in the workplace can be a catalyst to how we interact with our colleagues in and outside the office or other environments.
We realise that embedding EDI is not always easy and our aim is to simplify this as much as possible. We find that a lot of organisations are quick to get involved in initiatives, without a clear and analytical assessment of the impact that these initiatives have on the organisation's overall EDI vision. Our approach ensures that companies leverage qualitative and quantitative data to achieve intersectional, measurable, and sustainable EDI progress.
Life at The Equal Group
"An Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Consultants job is to analyse the clients company through an EDI lens. Depending on the scope of the project, we then provide a review, suggested initiatives or design initiatives. We want to provide clients with effective, efficient and sustainable solutions to drive EDI change in their organisation.
Our day to day might be reading through policy documents and providing analysis, collaborating on reports or initiatives, delivering workshops to help people build more inclusive and diverse workforces. We work in a constantly changing environment so it’s important that we stay up-to-date with the issues we deal with, this means loads of CPD (continuing personal development). There's also so much to understand beyond the protected characteristics that it’s impossible for one person to know everything, this means collaboration and constant personal reflection is necessary to keep our work output consistently high."
Allen Reid (they/them)