Ethnic diversity

BAME graduates still being hired at a slower rate

Progress on workplace inclusivity has been accused of little to no progress as BAME graduates are consistently applying for more jobs than their white counterparts.

Time to get gritty with diversity and inclusion

I don’t know an organisation that doesn’t have targets. Whether it’s a charity setting a fundraising target; the NHS determining acceptable wait times for operations; start-ups aiming for market...

How leaders can identify racial trauma

The evidence that racism exists in workplaces is incontestable. Discussion of issues such as the race pay gap and the lack of BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) representation at senior levels is...

Majority of HR leaders are beginners when it comes to D&I, finds Josh Bersin

A study by Josh Bersin analysts has found that HR professionals are not well trained to support diversity, equality and inclusion (EDI) initiatives and managerial issues.

Is using umbrella terms such as BAME, LGBT+ and disabled hindering inclusion efforts?

Does HR’s way of categorising employees improve inclusivity or create further divides? Jo Gallacher asks in this issue’s cover story.

Diversity action in the UK faces regional divide following Black Lives Matter

There's a national divide when it comes to the importance of diversity in the workplace in response to the Black Lives Matter protests that took place in 2020.

Why creating a diverse workforce may mean ripping up the rule book

The business case for diversity is well established. Over the last year, the increased focus on race and ethnicity has led many companies to realise that their current policies and approach to...

HR's leadership lessons to take into 2021: part two

2020 provided some steep learning curves for HR. The national lockdowns meant that the world of work was thrown into full remote working and HR teams had to react fast to support their teams.

Number of black FTSE 100 leaders drops to zero due to "vanilla boys' club" of senior leaders

The number of black people at the top of Britain's biggest companies has fallen to zero, as new research has found that there are fewer black people at the top of FTSE 100 firms than ever before.

BME employment has plummeted during pandemic

Black and minority ethnic (BME) workers have been hit much harder by job losses during the pandemic than white workers, according to new TUC analysis.

12 months of 2020: November

In a year that has catapulted people professionals to the top of every agenda, our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2020.

12 months of 2020: September

In a year that has catapulted people professionals to the top of every agenda, our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2020.