To witness first-hand the impact this initiative has had on the young mentees has been both moving and inspiring in equal measure.
— MARK WHELAN, CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, HAVAS

THE BRIEF

The goal for Havas was develop a culture of coaching, and to understand how to access and retain a more diverse network of talent.

 

THE IMPACT

MENTORS DEVELOPED SKILLS THAT MADE THEM MORE EFFECTIVE LEADERS

 
 

96%

of mentors said our programme made them more confident to nurture diverse talent

89%

of mentors agree that CMN coaching training gave them confidence in their ability to manage

92%

of mentors said CMN gave them insights that they could directly feed into the company diversity strategy

 
The skills you learn around mentoring and coaching are completely transferable and feel just as relevant supporting young people in the workplace.
— KAT THOMAS, FOUNDER AND GLOBAL EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR, ONE GREEN BEAN

THE PROCESS

 
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CONSULTATION

We met with the Havas HR team to understand their training objectives and how they intersected with diversity and inclusion.

Our programme of training was bespoke to their needs, building a coaching culture and an understanding of how to create a pipeline of talent from low-income backgrounds.

TIMELINE

Over the 16 weeks mentors learnt new listening, communicating and coaching skills.

We planned a talent showcase at the end of the programme so that people from across the group could meet and support the talent.

 

THE result?

 
 
 

Havas have now set up HKX Platform, an internal pipeline programme aimed at candidates from diverse backgrounds.

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I saw our own people create meaningful relationships with their mentees and also with each other; they unified as a creative department around the programme with real commitment and enthusiasm. This programme has been transformational for everybody involved.
— MARK WHELAN, CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, HAVAS
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LEONIE OWIREDU

After graduating from our mentoring programme, Havas has recruited Leonie as a Junior Strategist on HKX Platform.

We introduced Leonie to the Platform team because we knew she would be a great fit!

 
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