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Yvonne Smyth appointed group equality, diversity and inclusion director for Hays

Yvonne, a qualified lawyer, began working for Hays in 2000 and is also the chair of Hays Leading Women - a fast growing and highly regarded membership group for experienced professional women.

Yvonne will assist and meet the demands of clients in achieving their goals relating to equality, diversity and inclusion. Yvonne’s new responsibilities will include coordinating Hays’ commitment to diversity and inclusion and will develop Hays’ expertise and recruitment consulting ability in the area of diversity and inclusion.

Group Human Resources Director, Robert Potter, had this to say on Yvonne’s appointment, “With the demand for talent and skills increasing, so much of our job now involves bringing deep insight and expertise to source candidates with the right talent and skills. To achieve this we have many recruitment tools available to us, and now, within our process we have an opportunity to demonstrate our knowledge and our understanding of the dynamics of diversity across all of our client and candidate engagements. Yvonne is the perfect person for this role and will ensure we continue to deliver expertise in diversity and inclusion as our role as expert recruiters.”

Yvonne said on her appointment “I am very much looking forward to this opportunity to assist our clients in achieving their goals and aims relating to equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as advising them on the formation of ED&I strategies. My experience at Hays, including my work with Hays Leading Women, together with my passion for equality and diversity, has well placed me to support candidates and clients to fulfil their potential.”


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