Integrity. Objectivity. Excellence.
From the beginning, Taylor Bennett has held strong values of integrity, objectivity and excellence. We firmly believe in the value of long-term partnerships with candidates and clients alike.
We pride ourselves on our extensive network, our creative approach to client needs, our deep understanding of the market and our reputation for thoughtful, original and insightful candidate counsel.
One notable observation that goes to the heart of the Taylor Bennett culture is that no member of our staff is paid commission and thus we draw freely on the accumulated expertise and original ideas of the whole company.
Ethnic diversity in corporate affairs – at every level – is lamentably low. There is no ‘easy fix’ and it is not a new issue. We have done – and continue to do – more than any other organisation to change this. In 2008, Taylor Bennett founded the Taylor Bennett Foundation, a registered charity, to help to address the lack of opportunity for BAME talent in the Communications and Government Affairs industry.
We have done this through the delivery of an 8-10 week intensive communications training and personal development programme for BAME graduates, specifically designed to strengthen their skills and provide them with industry-relevant work experience. Taylor Bennett continues to be the primary funder of this charity and every member of our team volunteers in some capacity (as mentors, conducting training sessions, serving as trustees, or building connections for the TBF alumni). The charity was established to ensure the expansion and continuity of this training programme, and to enable its work to have the widest possible profile. To date, over 200 BAME graduates who have passed through the Foundation course have moved into a communications, brand or government affairs career. Our hope is that with the right support, they can help to change the face of communications in the near future.
Taylor Bennett supports the Voluntary Code of Conduct for Executive Search Firms, in line with the Davies Report, which proposes challenging targets for improving female representation at senior levels. In 2014, we were represented on the Steering Committee at the 30% Club, which works to encourage diversity on boards. We are committed to helping our clients to increase the effectiveness of their teams and acknowledge the value that diversity can bring.