We are committed to working with our clients and across the industry in general to help in improving Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging within the insurance industry.
There has been and continues to be much coverage in the media on this issue and this has led us to consider ways in which we can both examine and discuss the demographic make up and shape of the insurance sector's candidates.
So that we can share meaningful analysis we want to both benchmark and then measure progress for the sector. We have commissioned this survey and would be very grateful if you could please fill out the questions below. Results are being gathered anonymously and so confidentiality of response is assured. Please do not enter your name or any identifying criteria anywhere in the survey.
Your answers will be used to show a current picture and to measure progress over time. By completing this survey you are fulfilling a vital step in allowing us to discuss these topics and to share Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging ideas and strategies across the insurance sector.
Harrison Holgate are specialist recruiters for the insurance and reinsurance markets.
As true market specialists we work in partnership with our candidates and clients, delivering unrivalled market knowledge and insight. Driven by our passion to become the partner of choice we offer tailored advice and guidance, recognising the individual needs of our candidates and clients and providing an open, honest and transparent service.
At Harrison Holgate our passion has built the business from its early foundation through our comprehensive and in depth knowledge of the market. Success stems from our belief in long term relationships won and maintained through understanding, commitment, transparency and delivery.
At Harrison Holgate we believe that to build and sustain a diverse and inclusive organisation D&I needs to be driven from Board level down and integrated into every core people process. We are critically aware of our role in this and regularly monitor our placement levels to track our own involvement.
Increasingly, employers are recognising the business benefits of improving diversity and inclusion within their workforce. This is from the top down, with diverse boards making diverse decisions and so on. By recruiting individuals from a range of backgrounds, be it gender, age, ethnicity or sexuality, businesses gain access to a far wider variety of views and perspectives and this will impact productivity in a positive way.
We take responsibility for the company’s effects on environmental and social well-being very seriously and we actively encourage our team members to give back to charitable projects.
Over the last few years we have been proud to have helped many different charities from Cancer and Heart research to local hospices and other volunteer organisations. During 2018 we embarked on one of our largest charitable projects in working with the Jubilee Sailing Trust to raise money for this worthy charity through sponsorship of the Lord Dannatt’s Challenge.
During 2019 we focused on homelessness in particular within London and we have supported Crisis plus also the Whitechapel Mission. Whitechapel Mission are an inspirational charity who have been serving the homeless and marginalised for 143 years. They provide a day centre, skills training and career advice, activity programmes and specialist support for complex needs. Whitechapel Mission believes everyone deserves a chance, regardless of their background, race or religion and are open to all, without exception. They are open every day of the year and see as many as 300 homeless and vulnerable men and women each day. All without public funding. During 2019 we have made financial contributions and during 2020 we will be helping out by cooking and serving a breakfast service to the >300 people that visit each day.
During 2020 we have been thinking about the environment and in February held a Charity Quiz for over 100 clients raising money for the Woodland Trust. During the fun Quiz we raised enough money for the Woodland Trust to help them plant almost 1000 trees.
Operating within the London and Regional Markets our senior team possess unrivalled levels of technical knowledge and vast personal contact networks built through years of high performance and delivery.