Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging
At FTI Consulting, we recognise that building and extending a world-class global consulting firm requires attracting the best professionals from every talent pool available. We have been working tremendously hard to create an inclusive and high-performing culture in which our professionals can grow their careers and achieve their full potential.
Our diversity, inclusion and belonging efforts extend globally through a multi-pronged approach focused on attracting, developing and retaining diverse talent. This includes programs and strategies aimed at hiring, retaining and developing top female talent at all levels of the firm, as well as talent from under-represented populations that will support our aspirations to continue building a diverse and inclusive firm culture.
These are our local initiatives. Click here for more information about our global commitment.
FTI Consulting’s Women’s Initiative
Our International Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) holds internal and external events to reinforce our commitment to being an employer of choice for highly talented female professionals.
The WIN program offers mentorship and networking to empower female professionals to reach their highest potential and develop best-in-class leadership capabilities.
Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Our Diversity & Inclusion Committee encourages positive dialogue on culture and ethnic diversity in the Australian offices. The committee’s work ensures that FTI Consulting embraces and celebrates unique ideas, solutions and opportunities to better our business and our work environments and provide the best possible service to clients.
We will continue to focus on attracting diverse professionals to ensure we are building an inclusive firm and culture. For example, we:
- Require all third-party agencies to present a diverse shortlist of candidates for all roles.
- Set a target of achieving a 50/50 gender balance for campus and graduate recruitment.
- Use targeted recruitment platforms focused on diverse groups to expand our talent search pool.
Reconciliation Action Plan
In February 2022, FTI Consulting Australia launched its first Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which enables us to sustainably and strategically take meaningful action to advance reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We believe that the development and implementation of our RAP contributes to the best framework to support reconciliation in Australia. As part of our RAP, staff members can join our RAP Working Group, which is responsible for driving internal engagement and awareness as well as delivering on the commitments made in the RAP.
FTI Consulting is committed to continuing to learn from and collaborate with First Australians to ensure greater Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation, representation and cultural competence. On our reconciliation journey, we commit to listening, learning, building relationships and embedding new learnings into our everyday operations while maintaining the highest level of respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
FTI Consulting Australia is a proud partner of Yalari, an incredible organisation that provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from regional, rural and remote communities across Australia with the opportunity to receive a full boarding school scholarship for their entire secondary education. As part of our partnership, we sponsor a Yalari tertiary bursary, host an intern annually and host various fundraising initiatives throughout the year.
Out for Australia
In 2021, we officially became a major partner of Out for Australia to support their mission to provide visible mentors, role models, thought leadership and targeted support to aspiring LGBTQIA+ professionals and to strengthen the sense of community among professionals and students.