No evidence was found that any group was being adversely impacted in the recruitment process, though Thomas were able to make recommendations to make processes even better.
Following the outcomes of the study, Harvey Nash were successful in becoming the first recruitment company to achieve the National Equality Standard, one of the UK's most rigorous and prestigious accreditations for diversity and inclusion.
Thomas International's Personal Profile Analysis was not shown to adversely impact any group. Looking at gender, ethnicity, age, sexuality and disability, no group was any more or less likely to have any particular profile. By using this tool, Harvey Nash were able to reduce unconscious bias in the recruitment process. It also allowed them to see which profiles were rarer and so could support behavioural diversity in the workplace as well as looking at which profiles were ultimately more or less successful.
Reflecting on the outcomes, Eliz comments: "The project for us was really successful and it achieved exactly what we were looking for. There were even a few surprises, but given the results, we've been able to put together a strategy to work with going forward. By taking part in the project with Thomas, it's really enabled us to look at ways of streamlining our process, thinking of ways to save time and money. We've had incredible success and it's been absolutely perfect for us."