Egon Zehnder’s Commitment to Diversity: For Our Firm and Our Clients

Egon Zehnder was founded in 1964 and today spans 69 offices across 41 countries. As a truly global and equal partnership comprising individuals from many cultures, ethnic groups, languages, and beliefs we have a deeply personal appreciation for the value of diversity. As a firm dedicated to working with our clients to build their global and local talent capabilities we also understand that diversity is a business imperative.

Diversity is critical to the success of our firm. It is a fundamental requirement of our uniquely collaborative and shared leadership model. We seek out individuals to join our firm who have different perspectives; individuals who challenge traditional thinking and offer fresh approaches to solving business problems; and individuals who are independent and creative but who are also inclusive and understand the importance of teamwork.

Diversity is also critical to the success of our clients. Innovation and creativity only flourish when an organization embraces individuals with different views and experiences. This reaches far beyond merely including representatives of designated categories. The ultimate goal is to achieve a diversity of viewpoint. This is the basis of rich and thoughtful discussion; of identifying new ways of grappling with familiar problems; and of enriching an organization’s leadership capabilities.

We are committed to providing our clients with advice and solutions that mirror our own belief in the value of diversity. We maintain relationships with potential candidates that are inclusive, diverse and global. We adopt a merit-based consulting approach to executive search and talent development, whereby we assess candidates on the basis of competence, experience, and motivation. We do this in accordance with the needs of our clients and utilizing search and assessment processes that are both fair and transparent.

Accessing and developing diverse talent is fundamental to the success of Egon Zehnder, our clients and our candidates. It is central to our core values and to our philosophy. Every member of our firm shares the goal of promoting an open, inclusive and collaborative culture. We understand that the diversity within our firm, which we recognize and celebrate, enables us to provide our clients with the impartial and objective advice, and global access to diverse talent, that is essential to their long-term success.

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