DWF demonstrates leadership through innovation in diversity and inclusion

National legal business DWF is hosting a roundtable for employers to explore the latest innovation in diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Around thirty leading UK employers will be joining DWF and the Clear Company, specialists in creating better opportunities for people who are under-represented in the work place, at today’s event (20th January 2015).

Delegates will hear from Tyrone Jones, director of corporate social responsibility and engagement at DWF on how the firm has created a positive culture shaped through a real commitment to diversity and inclusion. The approach gained recognition in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards ‘Innovation in Diversity and Inclusive Best Practice’ category last year, as DWF was singled out as one of the leading law firms in this category.

Kate Headley, Director of Consulting at the Clear Company will be presenting on ‘the reality and the opportunity’ of diversity and inclusion in employment.

There will be a facilitated working session across key areas of innovation including:

  • Inclusion - reality, or guesswork?
  • Disclosure, declaration and monitoring – knowing our people.
  • Talent supply chain – going beyond the ‘ask’.

Tyrone Jones, director of corporate social responsibility and engagement, said: “DWF’s diverse and inclusive approach is evidenced in the way we think and behave every day, treating everyone fairly, and with dignity and respect. It is shaped by our values and visible through the support we offer our people, our clients and the communities in which we do business.

"Working in partnership with the Clear Company we have transformed the firm’s approach and processes to support inclusive recruitment and employment, and today’s roundtable is about sharing our journey with other employers to encourage them to be more innovative in their approach to securing the best talent.”

Kate Headley, Director of Consulting, said: "DWF is leading by example in testing and developing its own practices to become a more inclusive recruiter and employer. The firm is well-placed to attract and retain all candidates from every part of the UK talent community.

“Today’s roundtable is a great opportunity to share best practice and encourage other employers to adopt a more inclusive, diverse approach to recruitment, and we’ll be looking at how to manage the influence of external HR and resourcing suppliers, as well as the importance of enhancing confidence and inclusive behaviours and measuring progress.”

Tyrone Jones

Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Engagement

An award winning CSR/Diversity specialist my work is built around embedding DWF's values and behaviours to create a culture that supports our strategic direction as a top 20 business law firm, generating value for the business, a great experience for clients and a great place to work for our people.