We’re proud that 47% of our Understanding Recruitment team are females and to further cement our commitment to supporting women in recruitment, we’ve joined APSCo’s (Association of Professional Staffing Companies) Women in Recruitment initiative. Together with over 40 other recruitment companies of all sizes we’ve pledged ourselves to the initiative and aim to attract more females to the tech recruitment profession while also investing in developing and retaining our current female talent. Here’s what our Founding Director Chris Jackson had to say "At Understanding Recruitment we firmly promote gender diversity across our business. 53% of the recruitment market is female yet research identifies specific barriers preventing females from fulfilling their potential within the industry. Joining 'Women in Recruitment' is another positive step in supporting our staff to ensure all genders within Understanding Recruitment have an equal chance of success. We are extremely proud to be part of this hugely worthwhile initiative." As a result of joining the initiative, all our female employees have access to unique benefits provided including: The Power of Me personal development programme - an online personal development programme for aspiring talent in recruitment. The programme aims to help women reach their potential with the help of Leadership Development Coach Katie Botten. It also includes a personal Strengthscope® profile and report based on an online psychometric assessment which provides a detailed insight into an individual’s significant strengths and sources of energy. Access to all WIR networking events Regular WIR updates, research and white papers In addition to the above, members get tips on cultivating a winning mindset and building a support system, which are crucial factors to a successful career in recruitment.