​Diversity Statement

·       March 2021

At HM Services and Consultancy Ltd (“HMSC”), we are driven by our purpose: we bring the power of insight to every great professional decision. Because our business is built on the power of first-hand expertise and diversity of perspectives, a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is at the heart of what we do and who we are. This focus is reflected in our official policies and in our HMSC values, which combine high performance with compassion, and which guide how we treat our clients, experts, teammates, and communities.

We are an equal opportunity employer: Employment at HMSC is based solely on a person’s merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. HMSC does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition, or any other basis protected by law.

Our experts: We are also committed to growing the number of diverse experts in our network of experts, despite the regrettable fact that there are certain fields of expertise in which minority groups have historically been underrepresented. This is a systemic challenge which we believe all sectors should address. When we select experts for a project, we do so based on their answers to detailed questions about their experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as information collected through prior interactions with HMSC, but without regard for an experts’ race, gender, or other characteristics. This reflects our belief that precise matches to the best experts should be based on what our clients are asking and what our experts report that they know and can share, and not on any other characteristic.

Our promise: Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion has only deepened in this period when so many are coming together to press for solutions to longstanding inequities. We believe that our differences make us smarter. Driven by our purpose and our HMSC values, we are building a company where every employee has the opportunity to thrive, and we are committed to working with our clients, experts, and suppliers to continue to drive progress on these issues.