Published: 26th Sep 2019

Gera Patel, partner at Campbell Tickell, discusses the importance of stepping out of your comfort zone when recruiting for a leadership role. We are lucky to work in sectors which are strong on social values and committed to making a difference. So, most days I feel confident that I won’t be seeing evidence of direct discrimination in a senior recruitment process. I am not so naïve as to think that it never happens – and people are probably a bit more careful when I’m around. But I do genuinely believe that I work in a sector where most people care about diversity and are strongly committed to fairness. What I do see on a regular basis is something more subtle. So, I’m making this plea to all of you powerful people who make decisions about appointments to senior roles. Consciously or unconsciously, interview panels can create situations where the invisible … (To read the full article, subscribe below)