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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Global Survey Findings and Recommendations

Posted on March 2024

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Insights from Phaidon International
Discover Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Insights for the Life Sciences Industry in Phaidon International’s DE&I Report


As an award-winning life sciences talent partner under the Phaidon International brand, clients often ask us how to improve Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) in their workplace so they can attract, hire, and retain top talent with diverse experiences and viewpoints.  

To provide data-backed insights, we have surveyed both employees and employers from our database to understand their perspectives on company culture, discrimination, development opportunities, and DE&I training and resources at their workplace to uncover trends, disparities, and areas in need of improvement. 

The results can be found in Phaidon International's DE&I report, which explores overall trends across their six specialist brands, plus a breakdown of results for EPM Scientific, delving into DE&I in the life sciences industry.

Findings from these surveys include:

48%

78%

64%

of life sciences employees in executive / director-level positions felt that their current employer promoted a culture of inclusivity and respect for DE&I compared to 25% of entry-level respondents.

of female employees in life sciences felt it was very important for a company’s leadership to reflect its diversity in the workforce, while only 42% of male respondents felt the same.

of Black / African American and 47% of Hispanic / Latino life sciences employees felt that their current management needed more training on race / ethnicity. 17% of White / Caucasian respondents felt the same.

Discover the full views of both employers and employees and uncover new areas of focus for your DE&I strategy, helping you to improve hiring, retention, and DE&I policies based on your goals, resources, and the needs of your employees.

Along with our survey findings, this exclusive report also includes: 

    • Key findings from Phaidon International’s DE&I surveys, exploring overall trends across six unique industries, plus a breakdown of results for EPM Scientific, delving into DE&I in life sciences 

    • How good DE&I workplace practices benefit both employers and employees 

    • The biggest DE&I challenges organizations face, and recommendations to improve DE&I in the workplace 

    • Key takeaways for employers and employees 

    • DE&I resources for your region 

Jae Yoo, Executive Director – Head of EPM Scientific US, shares the transformations he has witnessed over the past few years, and how EPM Scientific helps clients with their hiring goals:

"The life sciences companies we work with try to prioritize DE&I as much as possible, but diversity means different things depending on the team, as some organizations have teams that are predominantly female.

"Smaller startup companies are particularly asking for diversity at an executive level, but clients of all sizes appreciate it when we highlight that a candidate is diverse when sending their details over. It’s also been interesting to see that a lot of hiring managers now are women, which wasn’t the case when I started consulting seven years ago."

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Part of Something Bigger

EPM Scientific is part of Phaidon International, a leading global talent partner that identifies, sources, and delivers business-critical professionals to the most innovative industries in the world. 

Our approach to talent opportunities as part of Phaidon International includes access to six talent brands with the advantage of multiple industry experts at your disposal. It’s a bespoke service, so you can work directly with a specialist in life sciences, and if required, we can introduce you to our counterparts in supply chain or regulatory & legal, while benefiting from one single relationship manager for ease, and not worrying about extensive and time-consuming administration.

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