people support : diversity, equity & inclusion

Decipher Group are at the forefront of innovation and have a passion for building capability and diversity within businesses. We deliver a range of complementary service solutions to assist our clients to prioritise diversity, equity, and inclusiveness (DEI) in the workplace, helping them to navigate a world of constant and dynamic change.

Ready to start your DEI journey?

DEI Programme
Development

Decipher Group has created a framework to support our clients to foster a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) culture in their organisations. The evidence is compelling, companies who invest in creating a diverse and inclusive workplace are setting themselves up for success by future-proofing their organisation, in addition to benefiting from increased employee engagement and trust. They harness the power of diverse thinking to create more effective teams, which positively impacts performance and business results. We can work with you to embed DEI across your entire organisation, from talent acquisition and retention, through to organisational culture and how your business operates.

Diversity of
Thought Scorecard

This innovative tool will enable you to harness the power of cognitive diversity to deliver better group decision-making and create high performing teams in your organisation. Groups with wide ranging diversity of thought draw on different experiences, perspectives, and preferences to deliver greater creativity and innovation. This is particularly valuable when dealing with the complex problems faced by today’s leaders.

Emerging Director
Programme

The Emerging Director Programme helps businesses innovate and bring in new skills required at board level, to effectively lead their businesses in today’s rapidly changing marketplace. The programme provides aspiring directors the opportunity to connect and learn from senior directors and chairs, through the fixed term placement on a board. Decipher Group works alongside businesses to create an Emerging Director Programme customised to their organisation.

Interview Training
for Hiring Managers

The job interview process is a part of talent acquisition that is highly susceptible to unconscious bias, particularly for hiring managers who are unfamiliar with objective candidate selection methods. We provide training to key members of your team on how to conduct structured interviews with a specific focus on the types of unconscious bias that can creep into the recruitment process.

People Support Services:

People Strategy

Decipher Group works closely with chief executives, boards, and senior leadership teams to understand what their businesses are trying to achieve and assist with creating a framework.

Business Growth

Our human resources team can help you navigate change and plan for smooth transitions as your business grows and evolves.

Behavioural Assessment

Decipher Group has the in-house capability to deliver a range of service solutions to our clients to support the assessment, selection, and development of talent.

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