Named Recruitment Agency Leader of the Year 2020, Raj has led Green Park from a challenger brand to become one of Europe’s fastest growing recruiters, delivering roles in over 70 countries. Raj sits on a number of boards and is a Co-founder of the not-for-profit community interest company Race Equality Matters, a UK wide collaboration of organisations, employees and race networks to achieve race equality in the workplaces. Raj is the author of Diversity and Inclusion for Leaders: Making a Difference with the Diversity Headhunter, Raj has over 20 years of experience moving the dial on leadership, talent and diversity.
You have to be purpose driven both in terms of acquiring, understanding, motivating and obtaining talent both for yourself and for your customers.
My background, the racial attacks I have suffered, the hospitalisation, it all helps to build your view of looking at the world and you are quite right
Talking about diversity inclusion or carbon reduction is not the same as doing it
We are at a really interesting tipping point where the narrative and the quality of the narrative has gone through the roof
As you get older and as your skills and confidence grow, you can channel it in many ways
I used cricket for many things but it taught me that people are just people
If I hadn’t have been arguing and behaving in a certain way to protect myself I wouldn’t have the confidence and lived experience to have made what I have done at my career
It all stems from this idea that you are no better than me because of how you look or where you went to school or how you talk
If you think differently about talent than your competitors then surely you should have a different way of attracting and retaining talent and driving productivity through engagement and inclusion.