Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Actively building DE&I practises into our recruitment strategies and yours.

Our DE&I commitment

At BWD, we don’t just talk about the benefits of DE&I recruiting strategies, we actively chase them with a continued commitment to DE&I both internally and as we deal with our clients. For us, it’s not simply checking a box, it’s a continuous learning process. 

From candidate screening using fair and equal practises to investing in DE&I research, maintaining a diverse, equal, and inclusive approach is our top priority. We frequently monitor our recruitment processes to ensure we’re staying true to our commitment.

Education & Development

Education is the most important tool we have to eliminate bias and ensure fair and equal opportunities for our candidates. We regularly attend DE&I workshops, develop high-quality training materials, and have strict protocols to help our recruitment consultants and clients hire fairly.

Education & Development

Research, Analysis & Reporting

Knowledge is power, particularly when it comes to improving DE&I in recruiting practises. That’s why we invest time and effort into heavily-researched DE&I surveys to increase awareness of DE&I issues within the financial services industry.

Research, Analysis & Reporting

Processes

One of the ways we actively pursue the best possible DE&I strategy is by developing protocols, processes, and checklists to eliminate bias throughout the candidate screening, client discovery, and interviewing stages. 

Processes

BWD: The Employer

BWD proudly fosters an inclusive, diverse, and equality-driven culture within our internal teams. Our recruitment strategy is heavily dictated by our DE&I targets to maintain our status as an equal opportunity employer. 

BWD: The Employer

Celebrating difference

We strongly believe both business and the industry benefit from diverse representation and will continuously strive to be DE&I leaders both as an inclusive employer and helping to drive and influence positive change within the sector.

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Insights

BWD Financial Services Earnings & Benefits Census 2021/22

This BWD Census is designed to be the definitive reference guide to salaries, earnings, and benefits in the UK financial services sector.

It is carried out entirely independently of any FS employer and embraces Advisers, BDMs, Paraplanners, and Compliance Professionals. Information was gathered from over 550 individuals via an online, confidential questionnaire issued in December 2021 and January 2022.                       


BWD Salary and Benefits Census