About en world

en world is APAC’s leading talent acquisition and management firm, specialising in connecting global companies and internationally-minded candidates throughout the APAC region.

The Challenge

While en world may be market leaders in talent acquisition for their clients, recruitment is a highly competitive game, particularly in the APAC region.

In 2018, TDC Global were tasked with supporting en world’s plans to become the most respected recruiting partner in the global talent market and a renowned ‘Best Place To Work’.

The Solution

TDC Global is the leading female leadership training platform in Japan, with insights spanning internationally and across industries.

To truly understand and identify the key barriers to gender equality at en world, we first needed to understand the practises at play across the most common obstacles to diversity, being hiring, training, promoting and scheduling.

To do this, we first conducted an anonymous focus group with four different employee segments to determine employee perspectives on:

  • Diversity and
  • Female
  • The Five Systemic

The findings – paired with the understanding that recruitment firms often have a sales-centric culture, which makes it difficult for anything that doesn’t contribute to their KPI’s to be prioritised – formed the basis of our recommendation. Our recommendation was a one-year, three-phased end-to-end strategic roadmap that would provide:

  • Senior leaders commitment session
  • Leadership capability training, including unconscious bias & inclusive leadership
  • Ambassador group activation– to ensure that company-wide changes and decisions considered and include the needs of people across the whole organisation
  • The company: en world
  • Service: Consulting & Bespoke Training
Thank you for another wonderful workshop!! The energy was inspirational, and you could feel the leadership confidence in the room growing and growing. Always awesome to work with TDC Global as we strive to make a more inclusive environment that ensures anyone from any background can thrive and succeed.

Trent, en world, L&D Manager

The results & takeaways

By program end, we saw:

  • 85%

    increase in leadership

  • 44

    emerging leaders participate
    in the training

  • 44

    commitment videos

  • 25

    ideas on how to become
    more effective leaders

  • 9

    ideas to maintain
    momentum day-to-day

  • 4

    incredible D&I ideas pitched to the
    Senior Leadership Team for
    company-wide implementation

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