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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Global Survey Findings and Recommendations

Posted on March 2024

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Discover Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Insights for the Regulatory & Legal Industry in Phaidon International’s DE&I Report

As an award-winning regulatory & legal 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 Larson Maddox, delving into DE&I in the regulatory & legal industry.

Findings from these surveys include:




of regulatory & legal employers felt their DE&I training was either somewhat or very effective, while only 34% of employees agreed.

of female regulatory & legal employees felt it was very important for leadership to reflect the diversity of the workforce, while only 44% of male respondents felt the same.

of the regulatory & legal employees we surveyed said they regularly used their company's DE&I resources, and 50% said they had never used them at all.

Discover the full views of both employers and employees in the regulatory & legal industry 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: 

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

    • The biggest DE&I challenges employers face

    • Key takeaways for employers and employees

    • DE&I resources for your region

Jake Knowlton-Parry, Managing Director at Larson Maddox, shares the transformations he has witnessed over the past few years for DE&I in the regulatory & legal industry:

“Over the last couple of years, a lot of our clients have been making a consistent effort to ensure that there’s diversity within their law firms, particularly in terms of gender and ethnicity. Around two thirds of the placements we’ve made this year have been women. We're seeing a lot of female hires in spaces like life sciences and healthcare, and other industries like finance are making concerted efforts to improve their diversity - pretty much all of our clients are striving to be better.”

Part of Something Bigger

Larson Maddox 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 regulatory & legal, and if required, we can introduce you to our counterparts in financial sciences & services or life sciences, while benefiting from one single relationship manager for ease, and not worrying about extensive and time-consuming administration.