“We aim to greatly increase the proportion of women across the firm and we are addressing this in an open and transparent way”
BearingPoint is an independent European firm with 3900 consultants, 37 offices in 22 countries. From our Dutch office, based in Amsterdam, we deliver business management and technology consulting to our clients in all sectors, but in the Netherlands mostly in the Telecom, Utilities, Construction, Energy, Banking and FMCG sectors.
Our strength lies in our distinctive way of working. We call this the BearingPoint Spirit. We believe in diversity and being able to offer our client creative, out of the box ideas and solutions generated by a diverse team with different personalities, backgrounds and opinions. Therefore, we provide a working environment in which everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to fulfil their potential, where their talents are fully utilised and company goals are met.
We pay specific attention to the development of female consultants and we have a Women’s Leadership Program dedicated to the advancement of female consultants. In addition, our firm-wide talent program was made up of 40 percent female participants in 2016.
By 2020 our target is set on 20 percent female Partners in the firm. This goal is backed up with an annual target and pipeline development in each region. We are already showing good progress with 25 percent of Partner candidates for 2017 being female.
Furthermore, flexibility is a key priority for us and is integral to the way we work with our clients and with each other. We build on a strong culture of empowerment and embrace a broad range of formal and informal flexible working practices to deliver high-quality service for our clients and secure the commitment of our people.
We recognize that all of us have commitments outside of work and we believe that respect for a healthy work-life balance is key to realizing potential. We offer a range of options for flexibility, including part-time work, working from home, and “buying” additional holiday. These are the first steps of a larger initiative on how to offer a more flexible workplace to our people.
To successfully develop and maintain our 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.
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