Diversity and inclusion
At BearingPoint, we recognise that diversity leads to better results. Our multi-disciplinary teams are key to our successful client engagements. We celebrate the strength that comes from our similarities and our differences through local initiatives which promote inclusion, outreach and respect. We are committed to correcting traditional imbalances and removing barriers to participation, as well as building a strong pipeline of talent for the future.
We are focused on attracting and retaining the best people with the right skills and the desire to deliver excellent results, regardless of background. In return, we will provide a working environment in which everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to fulfill their potential, where their talents are fully utilised and company goals are met.
To successfully develop and maintain this culture means that we recruit people who reflect the markets and clients we serve and the communities in which we operate. Diversity and inclusion are a critical component of our employment proposition and policies.
Be all you can be at BearingPoint…
We want to empower all of our people to reach their full potential! Our Women’s Affinity Network, brings together female and male staff with an interest in promoting diversity, equality and inclusion. Working with firm leadership and at grassroots level, the network provides a lens on equality, training and networking opportunities that enable and inspire our female staff to achieve their goals.
This year we celebrated International Women’s Day virtually and were delighted to host a panel discussion of very impressive leaders. Our guest speakers were Moyagh Murdock (Head of Insurance Ireland), Áine Flynn (Director of Mental Health Commission), Jacqui McCrum (Secretary General of Defence) and Gillian O’Sullivan (Head of BearingPoint Ireland).
BearingPoint is a welcoming and inclusive place to work for LGBTQ people. Be Proud is BearingPoint’s LGBTQ affinity network. It is a community open to all staff, that ensures working as an LGBTQ person in BearingPoint is a comfortable and enjoyable experience, and that BearingPoint provides a social atmosphere that embraces LGBTQ culture.
Be a rolemodel
At BearingPoint it’s simple. We want to be role models and inspire young girls to code! Through our Coding for Girls initiative, we are working with Drumcondra Education Centre to empower primary school teachers to embrace coding in the classroom
We are delighted with our involvement with the Women ReBOOT programme. Software Skillnet launched the programme in late 2017 to support women who want to return to work after a career break. Some of our colleagues share their experiences of juggling work and home commitments here….
AoifeReturning to work after maternity leave can be a daunting and nerve wrecking experience but within 30 minutes of being back in the office I was welcomed back by HR with a hug asking all about my time away and helping me to settle back into working life. It was so reassuring. I was back on a project within a number of weeks which allowed me to establish a new routine quickly and easily which also fit in with my family. As for many, juggling home and work life can be a struggle and it is hard to always find the find balance but BearingPoint supports me in having the best of both!Read more
GregAs an involved dad with three young children, balancing hectic schedules both inside and outside of the working day can be demanding. I have found BearingPoint to be very understanding and attentive to staff in regard to balancing parental responsibilities which can sometimes impinge on our work. I recently requested a temporary reduction in my working week in order to provide more support at home, and the firm was very accommodating to my needs as a parent. We found a solution that worked for both of my families (work and home!), which was speedily implemented and allowed me to return on a full time basis in a much happier position. Much like our client work, it was a case of mission accomplished!Read more
HelenAs a working mum with two young daughters, it can be a challenge to strike the right balance between professional and home life. BearingPoint’s flexible working arrangements enable me to pursue an enriching career in consulting, whilst still enjoying a fulfilling home life. BearingPoint offers an invaluable support network, both formal and informal, for working parents. By sharing our experiences, tips and support, the team is always ready to deliver for our clients at the highest standards.Read more
10 Days of Caring
In 2019, BearingPoint celebrated 10 years of success as an independent management and technology consultancy. To celebrate this milestone, the company has announced the largest corporate social responsibility drive in its history. The #10DaysOfCaring campaign sees BearingPoint employees volunteering to give back to people, the planet, and society across its offices.
We understand how challenging it can be to juggle home and work commitments, particularly when returning from maternity leave. We have ‘Life Coaches’ whose role is to help new parents (and carers) who are returning to work after maternity/paternity leave with questions they may have, share experiences and provide guidance.