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Driving Diversity and Supporting Women in our industry

Phaidon International is proud to announce this week that we have become members of Women in Recruitment (WIR), having officially signed the Women in Recruitment Charter. All Phaidon International employees are now members of this important initiative. 

WIR was formed to give recruitment companies practical support in attracting, developing and retaining their female talent, while demonstrating a commitment to gender equality for clients and candidates. Diversity affects all industries, Women in Recruitment (WIR) is supported by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), aiming to empower women in the recruitment sector to achieve their full potential.

Joining the WIR Gender Equality Charter is a commitment for Phaidon International to show both current and future female employees that the company is committed to gender equality and advancing the careers of women. By signing the charter all members are actively encouraging gender equality across the industry through recruitment, career progression and development.

Jo Watts, Global Operations Director commented: “Diversity at Phaidon International has always been important, and we’re delighted to have cemented our commitment to our female colleagues through our membership of WIR. We’re excited to further develop this important part of our diversity strategy.“

Signing the Charter has cemented Phaidon International’s commitment to empowering all employees to achieve their full potential and in support of the development of good gender equality practice. 

James Brown, Managing Director EurAsia, added: “The success of diverse companies speaks for itself; organisations driving equality to attract and retain the best talent. We believe it is essential for our business to show employees we support their individual growth. I am very proud to be joining a charter which is making such a huge change to our industry.”​


About Us

Phaidon International is the parent company of five leading specialist recruitment agencies. For more than 15 years, we have given clients and candidates the peace of mind that the recruitment process is in expert hands. Out continual investment in best-in-class technologies and consultant training enables us to recruit with speed, precision and accuracy. Today, we provide contingency, retained search and project-based contract recruitment across 11 offices in 6 countries.