Introducing our boutique HR consultancy – Powered by People

After three decades in the diversity business, if we’ve learnt one thing, it’s that EDI needs to be sustainable and embedded. We’ve applied that principle to our boutique HR consultancy. Work with us and you’ll get an HR business partner who is also an EDI expert, fully equipped to weave inclusive working throughout your HR function.

Let’s dismantle the thinking that EDI is a separate workstream or something else that we do. EDI is at the crux of every employee touchpoint, every customer interaction, and every leadership decision taken. It’s central to the vision mission statement of your organization, which is powered by people—different people. And that requires a new way of working, one where HR and EDI are seen as inseparable when it comes to:

  • How the workplace is changing post-pandemic (and how to make sure no one is left behind)
  • Meeting the expectations of younger generations as they enter the job market
  • Putting you in the best place to respond to and win the race for talent
  • Encouraging everyday conversations around positive, practical progress on EDI

Unlock Hidden Potential

Leaders can unlock up to 5x more human potential by better managing people’s everyday work experiences

Workplace Belonging

Workplace belonging through inclusive policy leads to a 56% increase in job performance and a 50% reduction in staff turnover

HR Consultants - EW Group

Your HR business partners for comprehensive diversity coverage

Our specialist EDI practitioners are ready to help your in-house HR teams across the following key areas:

  • Compliance – company policy, procedure and handbooks
  • Legal – employment contracts and employee guidance
  • Data analysis – gender and ethnicity pay gap reporting, absence, presenteeism
  • Transformation and organizational change – restructure, redundancy, TUPE, employee relations
  • HR strategy and culture change – facilitated sessions on inclusive hybrid working, business change, and responding to changing internal and external environments
  • Career development – talent management, success planning, pay, reward and promotion
  • Team development – psychometrics, team-building initiatives
  • Culture – global mobility, cultural adaptation, lived experiences
  • Coaching – for HR leads, interim HR support or retained services
  • Training and support – advance the adoption, living and breathing of inclusive policy and procedure through further training and coaching
  • Diversity auditing (see below)
What our clients say

The EW Group worked hand in hand with us from the beginning to diagnose our EDI pain points and opportunities. With their help, we focused our efforts on moving the dial on inclusion. EW have designed and delivered tailored Inclusive Cultures and Respect & Inclusion workshops and an Unconscious Bias e-learning program for us which have all now been delivered to all staff. The process included bespoke acted scenarios, scripted and filmed by EW Group, that really brought the content to life. EW facilitators are deeply knowledgeable and super engaging. We're committed to building upon the great work that they have helped us to kick start.

Jo Lasenby
HR Business Partner at

Our team of EDI-first HR specialists can help to support you on your EDI journey

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Our EDI-first approach to HR auditing

We’ll link in with your existing HR teams and systems to benchmark and action-plan on embedding inclusive practices throughout your people management processes. Our reporting may include some of the following key areas of development:

  • Employee engagement – how are you engaging with your people, and what touchpoints do they have?
  • Legal – compliance, policies, handbooks, contracts
  • Recruitment – inclusive process, timings and behaviors
  • Retention – exit strategies
  • Reward and recognition – appraisal process and systems, recognizing good versus poor performance
  • Talent management – talent mapping, training, progression and succession
  • External environment – employer brand and reputation
  • Data – what employee data is being collected, and what is it used for?
  • Communications – employee relations, internal communications and engagement efforts
  • Culture – equity, belonging, mental health and wellbeing, psychological safety

Looking for an HR business partner and an EDI expert?

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Case Study
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