Why we’d like your data and what we plan to do with it.
Purpose-led needs data-led
When we started Dynamic Boards we committed to making our approach purpose-led and data-led. We exist to make UK boards more dynamic: with a stronger mix of skills, experiences and perspectives represented, for the benefit of all.
When you sign up to Dynamic Boards we ask you some questions about yourself: your skills, experience, and perspectives. We use this data in a number of ways, in line with our purpose and keeping privacy paramount. Here are the three key strands to our approach:
Gathering a dynamic mix
We use data to test our commitment to gathering a dynamic mix of talent. If we see we are missing out on people from a certain industry or background, we will work to find people in that sector and encourage them to explore becoming a NED. If we find we’re missing people from the North East of England, where there are roles waiting, we will set about finding great people in that region. Collecting data helps us to make sure we are building a community of people who would be great on boards, and hold ourselves to account.
Giving helpful nudges
We want to let you know when someone is looking for someone just like you. When boards are recruiting for NEDs they are often looking for a really specific mix of experience and skills, for example, an accountant with experience in arts and culture. They also might be looking to diversify their board in terms of age or ethnicity, or they might really be hoping to find someone based near their head office in Lincoln.
When companies post a role that you would be well suited to, we can reach out and give you a nudge to encourage you to apply. Speaking candidly about what boards are looking for helps you know which roles to apply to, and helps boards get a greater quality of applicants. Of course, we’ll always allow all candidates to see all the roles on our site at any time.
Shedding light on the process
We want to help make the NED recruitment process more transparent; for boards to have an accurate picture of the aggregate skills, experience and perspective mix of those who have applied. We want boards to use this to challenge their recruitment process, advert wording and to empower better decision making.
When you apply for a role your application is sent directly to the company. We don’t filter applications – but we do track who applies. This means we can aggregate the data from all applicants and provide a picture of who has applied. For example, we can say: of those who applied, 82% have experience in finance, 73% are female applicants, and the average age is 42. We will never share individual or identifiable information about you, and we only disclose aggregated data in a way that ensures an individual cannot be identified.
We are committed to your privacy and protecting your data. Want to know more? Have any questions? Contact us