We are proud to introduce our Totum 2023 report: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. This is our sixth year of publishing our diversity statistics and analysis, based on information given by candidates who have signed up with Totum from January to December 2022. This report covers areas including ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability and social mobility.
- Within our own team, most of us (66%) are aged between 35 and 54, although since last year we now have more people in the younger age brackets – 10% are aged 16-24 and 20% are now in the 25-34 age bracket, with 3% of us aged 55-64.
- We are mainly made up of female employees (83% female to 17% male), but we enjoy a completely even 50/50 split at leadership level, with two male and two female directors.
- For 2022, 59% of our candidates were women and 37% male, with 4% preferring not to say. From 2018 when we first started reporting these figures, we have continued to lead the way in supporting and placing women at all levels of seniority in the professional service sector.
- Over a third of our candidates (34%), came from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic population in 2022 – an increase that we aspired to achieve this year.
- In 2022, 5% of our candidates registered as gay or bisexual, which matches our average percentage for our figures on sexual orientation taken over five years from 2018 to 2022.
Disability continues to be the area where we know we can do better. For another year in 2022, our statistics showed that 2% of our registered candidates identified as disabled – with the yearly average being 2% since 2018. We have several initiatives in place to improve these figures.
We know there is always more work to be done. Indeed, 2022 was a year in which we kicked off many new programmes including our Totum Foundation and Totum Bursary (with two students winning our Bursary for this 2023 academic year). As we move forwards, we will develop these efforts and no doubt incorporate new ideas to help develop workplace opportunities for all.
To learn further data and analysis read our full report, click here.