With more than 25 years of professional recruitment experience, Yvonne Smyth, group head of equity, diversity and inclusion at Hays plc, helps ensure the company’s recruitment activities and insights positively promote and create more diverse workforces and inclusive workplace cultures. Smyth also sits on the company’s global DE&I council, advising and supporting the company’s own commitments in this area. Smyth is the national specialism director for Hays Human Resources and Hays Legal in the UK and Ireland and also chairs Hays Leading Women, a thriving and recognized membership group for experienced professional women across the world of work.