Diversity and Inclusion lie at the very heart of Richardson’s core values. For both Richardson and our client companies to Achieve their Visions, and for our communities to truly thrive, we believe a diverse and inclusive workplace is essential.
This Diversity and Inclusion statement is a living document and guides our organization towards continued improvement.
Diversity refers to the composition of a group of people from any number of demographic backgrounds, identities (innate and selected), and the collective strength of their experiences, beliefs, values, skills and perspectives. Examples of diversity may include race, color, national origin, religion, culture, surname, gender, sexual orientation, age, qualified disabilities, political views, business industry, business type or other demographic factors. Diverse organizations are not by definition inclusive.
Inclusion is the deliberate act of welcoming diversity and creating an environment where all different kinds of people can thrive and succeed. Inclusion creates infrastructure for allowing the diversity within the organization to exist and thrive.
Non-Discrimination: Richardson seeks and values candidate diversity. Richardson shall provide equal opportunities for qualified candidates in all its searches, opportunities and events. Candidates shall not be discriminated against in their candidacy because of their race, color, national origin, religion, culture, surname, gender, sexual orientation, age, qualified disabilities, political views, business industry, business type or other demographic factors. Richardson is committed to practices and client / candidate interactions that promote our stated Core Purpose of Enabling the Achievement of Vision for our client, candidates, internal team members and the communities we serve, in an atmosphere where all individuals are respected and included in an environment of equality.
Words In Action
Our executive search process provides tangible resources and opportunities for underrepresented groups including women, racialized persons, persons with a disability, Indigenous persons and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
Richardson will not work with companies who discriminate against any person, for any reason. If during the search process we realize that conscious bias and discrimination is occurring we will provide written notification of our observation and if it is not immediately rectified, we will remove ourselves from the search.
Richardson is proud of the suite of services we are able to provide our communities & business partners. As it pertains to recruitment, we understand that a strong candidate pool will always have a diverse showing of talent and skills. To achieve that goal, Richardson has partnered with Red River Management Solutions to augment Richardson's recruitment strategy & talent in betterment of our clients.
Red River's mission is to pursue the social-economic advancement of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. Red River specializes in management solutions, including business operations, training, recruitment, integrated HR Support, leadership development, coaching and consulting.