CBI welcomes diversity
- Published on Friday, 22 July 2011 15:11
- Posted by Scott Buckler
The CBI today welcomed a new voluntary code of conduct for executive search firms to help improve gender diversity in boardrooms (July 22nd)
Commenting on the new code, Katja Hall, CBI Chief Policy Director, said:
“We strongly support the drive to get more women on boards and headhunters have a crucial role to play.
“This voluntary code will encourage headhunters to work with companies to widen their search to reach beyond the usual suspects to produce more diverse long lists of candidates. Chairmen really need to drive this process and ensure they do not over emphasise existing boardroom experience and consider other transferable skills.
“We believe the best way of getting more women on boards is by allowing companies to report on internally-set targets that reflect their business, culture and sector.”