It is seen that it respects female executives by hiring them more than males, but the senior management and positions are probably male dominated. Since the act came into implementation, Barclays openly accepted to hire people without any kind of discrimination, and also accepted the use of name-black and school-blank positions (Theguardian.com, 2014). This is important because when resumes are being observed through the per-conceived notions of a set mind towards certain names and certain schooling of the applicant, it does not meet the purpose of non-discrimination. The firm is more focussed on its branding and how people perceives it globally, and as it is a service based firm, it will need to maintain a peaceful hiring process which is pro-people. The firm has also identified sectors where people with disability can be hired such as administration, computer operators, and other divisions. The firm is not against any religious bias while hiring and it serves to hire everyone equally on their ability, talent, background, and knowledge. Though it is not certain if it has a policy on the hiring of transgender and neutral sex. It manages its recruitment practices depending on the availability of manpower in the market and their inherent requirement for filling certain positions. However, it is seen that Barclays has struggled to deal with pay in a way, resembling a balance between the interests of employee and executives on one hand and of the management and shareholders on another (Salz, 2013). It remains to be seen how it does moulds itself in the wake of more usually looking discriminated people becoming more available than the most required ones and how does it enact its policy and code of conduct.
- Use of the Graduate scheme as a recruitment and selection method
The graduate programme is a great recruitment tool designed by the bank. In this programme, any student who is studying in his/her last year can apply and join the back for an initial six months training period (Joinus.barclays.com, 2014). The student has the liberty to choose the division of work which includes, investment banking, corporate banking, retail and business banking, wealth ad investment management, and global business functions. This is a great tool for students who are willing to join the banking industry to take a small training to train in the area of their desired liking. The bank in this way gives an opportunity to work with corporate employees and the students also get guidance in this six weeks.