At Thomas Gray we follow our Core Values set out by Tom Gray back in 1966 of providing a quality and professional service led by honesty and trust with the desire to be the best recruitment business to our clients, candidates and team members.
When candidates look for work they want to see that a company is open to a diversity of people and ideas. We aim to search for candidates with the relevant skills and experience to fit a role, regardless of colour, race, creed, gender, gender reassignment, criminal convictions, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, religious or political belief, trade union activity or absence from the labour market for a period of time.
As well as continuing our contact with current candidates and clients we actively go out to develop new relationships, creating a wide candidate base of skills, talent and diversity. Our consultants executively search for the skills, talent and experience for a job role and our considerate hiring process ensures our consultants make the best decision. They have strategic decisions to follow to find the best candidate and think about what the candidate needs to be able to succeed in the role. This involves not just looking at Director levels, but those below with potential for progression and ready to step up to the next level, achieved by looking in similar industries with a wider talent pool and transferable skills.
We support our clients’ diversity goals in the workplace with set procedures and policies. These include approaching candidates in lower level roles who have the potential to step up which broadens our talent pool. We also widen our search to comprise relevant, associated industries allowing us to expand our applicant base and therefore source a more diverse offering. We do not disclose candidates personal information, allowing our clients to only focus on a candidates skills and experience, which we report on against key competencies after holding pre-selection interviews.
In regard to advertising roles, we use an extensive range of online and offline media and sponsor events to reach many different communities and groups including WhatHouse? and WISH; Women In Social Housing.
The diverse team at Thomas Gray have been hired for their skills, professionalism and enthusiasm to grow the company. By enabling a wider range of talents and perspectives helps to support the business in all areas and ultimately deliver the best results for clients.
Our younger staff members have started their career with us as Resourcers and are trained to be Consultants. We offer appropriate training over a few months to ensure they build client relationships and confidence in the industry.
Our new division Workplace Solutions offers Clients the opportunity to widen their reach and recruit from previously untapped talent pools which improves diversity within the workplace.
Our intelligent job-search application, based on a unique algorithm, matches candidates to the right vacancies without being limited by job titles or industry sectors and prior to a resume being submitted. Using this tool we find candidates transferable skills and will only present them jobs for their skill set, regardless of qualification and demographic factors.