Equal opportunities and diversity  

Equal Opportunities
Barbara Houghton Associates has an unswerving conviction that it is unfair and unlawful to discriminate on the grounds of sex, race and disability. We therefore will not tolerate or accept treatment of staff, candidates, clients or suppliers along such lines. At the core of our thinking on this is the notion of respect. In order to avoid the slightest implication that value or merit can be attributed along lines other than character, talent or experience, we will honour everyone in association with the Barbara Houghton Group now and others yet to come, as individuals who command our immediate and utmost respect. Such respect will always be given regardless of nationality, national and ethnic origin (ie race), colour, class, marital or parental status, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs. Therefore, aspects such as these will never affect our decisions about anyone's employment, our decisions regarding applicants for employment, the way we treat a client or which suppliers we choose.

Not only are we convinced that the ethical grounds for diversity are wholly valid, we are also convinced that the business case for diversity is clear: that a diverse organisation which values difference is best placed to serve most effectively and profitably. This is why we are committed to encouraging our clients to select the best candidates from the widest and most diverse pool possible. This is how the Barbara Houghton Group complies with all applicable UK and Republic of Ireland statutes and regulations relating to sexual, racial and disability discrimination. We will practice this policy when recruiting our own staff and encourage it when inviting clients to consider candidates. All our recruitment selection decisions or patronage extended to suppliers will therefore be founded on ability, qualifications and/or experience alone. Do get in touch if you have any queries regarding our policy.

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