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Oxford + Richmond & Organizations for Impact Partner to Tackle D+I & Employee Well-Being

TORONTO, Canada, October 29th, 2020 / — Oxford + Richmond, one of Canada’s leading retained search firms and Organizations for Impact, a preeminent human centred management consulting firm, are pleased to announce a strategic collaboration that will enhance services focused on diversity + inclusion and employee well-being.

“COVID-19 has magnified the importance of employee well-being – rapidly advancing the need for organizations to take a more human-centred approach and build more inclusive, diverse and socially impactful cultures in order to attract + retain top talent” said Jason Carmichael, Co-Founder + Managing Partner at Oxford + Richmond.  “In response to these changing market dynamics, we are excited to collaborate with a progressive and likeminded organization to expand our expertise and better serve fast growing organizations.”

What the services are and why this is important:

Working in collaboration, Oxford + Richmond and Organizations for Impact will offer enhanced services centered around talent acquisition + retention, equity, diversity + inclusion, and leadership + team effectiveness. The growing importance of viewing employees more holistically as they navigate key issues and challenges impacting their performance at work is distinguishing good organizations from great ones. The war for talent is fierce and organizations looking to gain a competitive advantage must incorporate strategies to address unique social challenges as a means to attract and retain talent.

“As we look into our post-pandemic future, organizations will need to take a more integrated, supportive, and inclusive approach to how they recruit, retain and develop talent to remain competitive over the long term” said Christine Yip, Founder & Managing Director at Organizations for Impact. “Oxford + Richmond’s established brand as a trusted executive search and recruitment partner, their commitment to inclusion and equity in their work, and their desire to create more inclusive, supportive workplaces makes them an ideal partner to expand Organization for Impact’s reach and impact. Together we can do much more than apart.”

These new services can help organizations:

  • Enhance competitive advantage
  • Retain top talent + future leaders
  • Improve productivity + employee-wellbeing
  • Strengthen brand + employee value proposition
  • Improve social impact
  • Future-proof + mitigate risks
  • Secure better + more diverse talent

In addition to these enhanced offerings, Oxford + Richmond and Organizations for Impact are planning to co-lead evidence based research initiatives to develop more robust data and help inform decisions that impact the lives of people at work. Both organizations are also in initial discussions with a third partner to build out a technology platform that will help engage, collect and measure employee wellbeing. 

“Partnering with a progressive management consulting firm like Organizations for Impact, with a strong reputation and an innovative, evidence-based and human centred approach is a critical piece of our broader strategy to push the envelope, create unique partnerships, and better serve the needs of fast growing and progressive organizations,” said Jason. “We set out to build Canada’s next generation search firm and truly believe that this collaboration will provide a unique offering not currently available in the market.”

For Oxford + Richmond, this collaboration will complement + enhance the firm’s already diversified portfolio of executive search + talent acquisition services, which includes: Executive + Board Level Search, Consulting Services, Start-ups, VC’s + Private Equity, Future Leaders Search and Diversity + Inclusion

To learn more or to contact us, please visit www.oxfordandrichmond.com or www.orgsforimpact.com.

About Oxford + Richmond Inc.

Oxford + Richmond is a next generation search firm, transforming the recruitment industry to better suit the needs of fast growing + progressive organizations. They combine a proven methodology with the latest technology to take the stress out of finding and attracting the right talent. With practice areas in Executive + Board Level Search, Interim Executive Practice, Start-ups, VC’s + Private Equity, Future Leaders Search and Diversity + Inclusion, Oxford + Richmond has a range of services to solve talent needs for organizations of all sizes. The recent launch of their subscription based Recruitment-as-a-Service (RaaS) offering, one of the first of its kind in Canada, has accelerated the organization’s growth and cemented its place as one of Canada’s preeminent search firms. Visit www.oxfordandrichmond.com to learn more. 

About Organizations for Impact

Organizations for Impact is a Toronto based management consultancy with a mission to improve the quality of life of people at work. We work in partnership with leaders and managers across the public, private and not for profit sector to foster high achieving work environments that are empowering, inclusive and supportive. Our approach is human centered, systems driven, evidence based, collaborative, and results focused. Our services include Workplace Burnout-Well Being Management, Organizational Equity, Inclusion & Diversity, Remote & Distributed Team Management, Executive Alignment & Strategic Planning, and Organizational Design & Change Management. Our clients range from grassroots not-for-profits and international NGOs to mid-sized and large international private-sector firms.  Visit www.orgsforimpact.com to learn more.

Contact Information:

Oxford + Richmond Inc.

Jason Carmichael, Managing Partner



Organizations for Impact

Christine Yip, Managing Partner