Industry confident they do not need to access more diverse talent

Advisers, business owners and paraplanners share their thoughts

Isabel Baxter
clock • 1 min read

Most industry respondents do not feel like their firm could use an increased focus on attracting talent from a more diverse range of backgrounds, according to a Professional Adviser poll.

More than half (63%) of the pundits who took part in a recent PA Asks were in majority agreement that their firm does not need to focus on increasing more diverse talent. However, 20% of respondents said this does need to be a focus for their firm, while 17% were unsure either way. One pundit said: "Clients prefer to receive advice from people who look and behave in a way that is familiar to them. This question entirely depends (or should) on the market that you are trying to appeal to." Another said: "Talent is just that. It is not defined by race, colour of skin, religion, or dis...

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