Diversity & Inclusion

Since our inception, we have worked hard to ensure that D&I is built into the fabric of IT Search as one of our core values.

Tech diversity hiring advocates

At IT Search and the Vertical Markets Group, we recognise that non-performative diverse and inclusive recruitment practice starts from within through; Training, Inclusive Work Practices and a culture of Allyship and Advocacy. We believe that if we educate ourselves, understand privilege, become aware of our unconscious bias and constantly challenge it, we then can understand and ultimately be better partners both to our clients and to the candidates that we represent.

D&I at IT Search

We understand that we have a critical role to play in improving best practice throughout the recruitment process, becoming a credible recruitment partner to our clients and in turn supporting them in the development of their own D&I strategy.

Over the last twelve months, we have put together our best practice IT Search standards that we apply to both internal recruitment and when undertaking assignments for clients, if and when appropriate.

Diverse and Inclusive Recruitment Lifecycle


  • Define goals and intended outcomes
  • Undertake Market Analysis
  • Examine existing workplace policies, processes & hiring metrics
  • Identify any gaps in team knowledge and upskill accordingly

Source & Attract

  • Tailor your messaging – remove gender bias with Textio and other tools
  • Diversify Sourcing Channels
  • Review Referral Programs
  • Proactively reach out to underrepresented groups

Screen & Interview

  • Agree objective screening criteria
  • Use of technology assessments e.g. Codility
  • Use of personality assessments
  • Diverse interview panels
  • Blind Interviews
  • Implement both group

Select, Offer And Hire

  • Collect individual “fresh” feedback
  • Empower recruiters to offer constructive challenges
  • Ensure onboarding is supported by a diverse group

Transition & Measure

  • Measure candidate experience and make future adjustments
  • Monitor progress and impact of strategy

Here to Help

If you are looking for advice on how to implement a diverse and inclusive recruitment process in your organisation, IT Search has specialist tech recruitment consultants who are here to help.

At IT Search and the wider Vertical Markets Group, we have developed and implemented a recruitment lifecycle with diversity and inclusion at its core, for both clients and our internal hires. We have seen, first-hand, the positive impact this has had on our organisation.
Diversity and Inclusion IT Search

Commited to Change

At IT Search and the wider Vertical Markets Group we have worked hard to ensure that D&I is built into the fabric of our business. We are hugely proud to have been awarded silver investors in diversity by the Irish Centre for Diversity

Francis Mulcahy, MD, Vertical Markets Group