Diversity and inclusion

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Creating value through diversity and inclusion

At PwC, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of who we are.

It’s not just something we talk about, it’s integral to our way of life. We pride ourselves on fostering an inclusive work environment where diversity is embraced and celebrated in all its forms.

We understand that when we can be ourselves at work and live our values everyday, we are empowered to reach our full potential.

We also know that when people from different backgrounds with different points of view work together, they create the greatest value - for our business, our clients and society.

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Recruiting a diverse talent pool

Our people are our biggest asset. That’s why we aim to attract and nurture a diverse talent pool of of high-calibre individuals.

Our policy

As a firm we are dedicated to creating an environment that promotes equality and dignity at work. We value and promote diversity in all areas of recruitment and employment. We are committed to the principle of equal opportunities and this ethos is embedded at every level of our business.

We ensure that no job applicant, employee, client or business associate receives less favourable treatment on any discriminatory grounds.  All of our policies and practises reflect our commitment to treating people fairly, promoting an integrated way of working and respecting the dignity of people at all times.

We are committed to building a culture of inclusion, and we always aim to uphold the highest possible standards of ethical and moral behaviour.

Unconscious bias training

Diversity and inclusion is central to our recruitment strategy. That’s why everyone involved in our recruitment process is asked to undertake unconscious bias training.

This training is designed to help our recruitment professionals become aware of the impact that unconscious bias has on our thoughts and actions. The training teaches us how to actively challenge the unconscious assumptions we make about others. The intention is to demonstrate that we all have a responsibility to make a conscious effort to eliminate prejudice and and be open-minded to difference.

Unconscious bias training is a particular focus for our recruitment professionals but everyone at PwC is encouraged to upskill in this area. We provide our people with the training and tools to help increase their awareness and understanding of the value that diversity brings, so all of our actions can contribute to our inclusive and high-performing workplace culture.

Inclusive role descriptions

We aim to attract a diverse pool of talent to our job application process. When looking to hire for new roles, we’ve learned that it’s not just about what you say- it’s how you say it.

That’s why we review our role descriptions to make sure we use inclusive language which speaks to everyone. We use data based technology that can predict the gender balance that our job descriptions will attract and we continuously strive to improve this balance by using gender neutral language.

Diverse panel of interviewers

To ensure a fair and objective interview process we aim to provide a diverse panel of interviewers. Our interview panel forms a cross section of our firm that is diverse in terms of grade, background and gender. Having different perspectives play a part in our hiring process helps keep unconscious bias in check and encourages fair and inclusive decision-making.

“Diversity and inclusion are key to our people strategy. We look for people with a variety of approaches to problem-solving. Who are willing to challenge the status quo, who think differently from one another, and who come from many different backgrounds and places. To solve important problems we need diverse talent.”

Feargal O’Rourke, Managing Partner PwC

Transparency is key

We understand that creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is a journey and not a destination. We’re proud of the progress we have made so far but we are always striving to improve. We believe that transparency is a key driver of change which is why we want to share our journey so far with you.

External people networks we work with

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Contact us

Niamh McInerney
Senior Manager, PwC Ireland (Republic of)
Tel: +353 1 792 5108
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