Article posted byon Apr 04, 2022
Like many of our clients we are early in our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion journey, and we are committed to creating a fully inclusive business to attract the right people to work for us so we can fully support our clients and candidates in their recruitment processes.
To do this properly and authentically, it was clear we needed someone who not only has a genuine interest and passion in making this happen but who operates across Cobalt. So, we are delighted to announce that Megan Bond is now Head of Inclusion and will take on this newly created role effective immediately.
Megan will be working with Jack Thompsonto support him in our own hiring process, and working across the business to break down barriers and create a more inclusive environment. She will also be working alongside Charlotte John, Director – Strategic Accounts & Consultancy, who will be supporting clients in developing bespoke ED&I programmes.
We have already implemented many processes to support our client's ED&I initiatives and continue to develop these solutions.
"Being inclusive" is not a switch we simply flick overnight - it penetrates all aspects of our business, what we do and how we do it. We don't just want to tick a box or make some cosmetic gestures as others have done.
Alongside her continuing role as Operations Manager, Megan will be responsible for driving our equity, diversity and inclusion programmes focused on 4 key pillars:
Service to Clients – working with Charlotte John to develop a range of ED&I focused initiatives to support our clients.
Internal Hiring & Onboarding – working with the Internal Acquisition Team and Managers on attracting and retaining the best talent.
Culture – working with all Cobalt employees to ensure we continue to evolve our brilliant culture to remain inclusive and welcoming to all whilst driving performance.
Communications & Language – working with the Marketing Team and wider business on all internal and external comms.
I am excited about the opportunity this presents to Cobalt. Making lasting changes involves all of us whatever our role in the business, regardless of how long we've been here. Congratulations to Megan on this new role, I look forward to her contribution and input on new initiatives as we all make Cobalt the fully inclusive business it should be.
Megan comments: “I’m incredibly excited to be starting this new role in Cobalt. For too long, we have wondered how we approach ED&I. But in reality, it begins with small steps that we hadn’t even realised we’d started taking. I can’t wait to see what we can achieve on this journey and the positive effect it will have on all our people."