Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Recruitment quotas ‘only way’ to ensure gender diversity, says Rutter - RECRUITER

Originally published:  July 4, 2016
Publisher: Recruiter.co.uk

Establishing quotas as performance targets to ensure certain percentages of women and minorities are hired is the only way to improve workplace diversity initially, a woman with 20 years of experience in financial services has said. 

Kirsty Rutter, chief executive of Eaton Risk Advisory, was speaking to a London audience of female strategy professionals last week.

“If you make a target payable, you see change,” she said. 

Rutter claimed that attempting to diversify, failing and “going away, nothing changes”, she added. “If you disrupt and stay there, it [having women in male-dominated workplaces] becomes normal.”