A business that wants to be successful needs to be diverse

The stats don’t lie. Diversity & Inclusion helps drive profitability. People with different backgrounds, cultures and perspectives bring the diversity of thought that fuels creativity and opportunity. So we always challenge bias, look beyond labels, and focus on skills, experience and potential. We constantly ask ourselves how we can do more, and we partner with organisations who do the same.

Diverse leadership teams are vital

According to the McKinsey study, ‘Why Diversity Matters’, companies in the top quartile for gender-diverse leadership teams outperformed male-dominated companies by 21% in terms of earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT); and by 27% in terms of creating long-term value. Companies with racially diverse leadership teams had 35% higher EBIT and created 33% more long-term value over the least racially diverse companies.


Our current diversity statistics As of January 2022.

  • Females

  • Males

  • Women in Leadership

  • Ethnic Minority backgrounds

We regard openness and transparency as being essential to Diversity and Inclusion. We recognise that we have a lot to improve, and we are committed to doing so. The reality of our own D&I is somewhat hard to display openly, but that is exactly what we must do. We are committed to honesty and taking meaningful actions.


Our diversity goals

  • 40% female representation in leadership roles by 2024

  • Increase our ethnic diversity by 30% by 2025

The bigger picture

Overall, about 1 in 8 of the working-age population are from an ethnic minority background, yet these individuals make up only 10% of the workforce and hold only 6% of top management positions.

  • Women account for 0% of the global workforce

  • Only 0% of women are managers and leaders

  • Only 0% of the CEOs were women in the top FTSE100

How we value and respect everyone we interact with

Clients and candidates

We build a diverse cohort of candidates from different talent pools. But more than that, we manage the entire hiring process, from start to finish, inclusively. Part of that involves advising on what you can do to give your candidates a positive experience at every stage.

We can also partner with you to achieve your D&I objectives. We can help make sure D&I is not just a buzz word, but runs through everything from defining role requirements to onboarding and beyond.

JSS employees

We aim to practise what we preach. We want to welcome people into our firm who truly represent all sections of society. So, we recruit with a wide-angle lens, integrate D&I into every core people process, encourage our people to share their unique opinions and perspectives, and enable progression without barriers.

We also give our consultants ongoing D&I training so they understand how the way we think can affect an assignment’s outcome. This helps empower them to attract and represent a genuinely diverse candidate pool.

Currently just over a third of our workforce is female and close to a quarter is from minority ethnic backgrounds. We’re working hard to improve these figures.

Motor Sport Partnership
Charlie Robertson

Professional racing driver Charlie Robertson first came to the attention of JSS Search co-founder Simon Smith as an ambitious teenager making a name for himself in the Ginetta Junior Championship. At just 14, Charlie became the youngest ever winner of a British car race and went on to secure two national motor racing titles before clinching the inaugural European Le Mans Series Championship with celebrity co-driver Sir Chris Hoy in a 450bhp Ginetta-Nissan LMP3.

Racing around the globe with the Ginetta ‘works’ team for five seasons, Charlie has competed in 15 countries, and in 2018 he proudly flew the JSS Search flag in the greatest race of all - the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The 2022 season opens an exciting new chapter in 25-year-old Charlie’s racing career, with prestigious campaigns planned at home and abroad.

Golf Partnership
Robin Tiger Williams

Robin first came to the attention of JSS Search co-founder Simon Smith when he was just 12 years old. Named after the great Tiger Woods, a man that has been a huge influence on Robin’s desire to become a professional golfer and one of the best in the world, he confirmed his potential when he won his debut start on the Mena Tour in Jordan by a staggering eight shots. Not only did he become one of the first amateurs ever to win on the Mena Tour, but he also became the youngest winner ever on that tour at that time.

During a stellar amateur career, Robin was an elite England squad member, played in the Junior Ryder Cup in 2018 winning 2 points out of 3, and had multiple top 5 finishes in prestigious amateur events.

JSS Search has been backing Robin since he turned Pro in July 2021, and despite the ongoing pandemic, he has already had his first top 10 finish on the Sunshine Tour and has recently won his first professional tournament on the Big Easy Tour.

We are absolutely delighted to be supporting Robin in his quest to be the world number one.