Race at work

Have workplaces changed since George Floyd?

The murder of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis in May 2020 had an enormous impact on society, including British workforces, yet change has not been sustained.

HR needs to take accountability for black representation

This week marked the second anniversary of George Floyd’s death - why aren’t we seeing more black leaders at the top of UK organisations?

Majority of women of colour in the UK have faced racism at work

The majority (75%) of women of colour in the UK have experienced racism at work, causing some to change their language, clothes or hair to better fit in.

Best of HR books: May 2022

We delve into the new releases to find out what HR has been reading this month.

Hospitality workers lack protection from racist abuse

Systems are in place for hospitality workers to report abuse from fellow members of staff, but employees are often left to deal with the worst of the general public.

EHRC Race Legal Support Fund: What employers need to know

In November 2021 the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) launched a new legal fund to tackle race discrimination. How is being used?

Reflecting on a dedication to serving others: Harbhajan Brar, Imperial College London

Imperial College London HRD Harbhajan Brar tells Beau Jackson how his 30 years in HR have been driven by a determination to build better, fairer, more successful organisations that represent...

How do we normalise standing up against racism and bias at work?

The allegations of racism made by Azeem Rafiq against current and former members of Yorkshire County Cricket Club are deeply troubling. Likewise, so are the anti-Semitic tweets posted by Rafiq 10...

What’s in a name: supporting workplace inclusivity through #MyNameIs

Nyongo’o. Chopin. Kaluuya. Each have their significant impact in the world of art and culture. However, they are names. Names which even with every letter, punctuation, and pronunciation, roll off the...

Nationality and Borders Bill leaves foreign born citizens open to discrimination

The Nationality & Borders Bill, awaiting its second reading in the House of Lords, will leave foreign-born British people open to discrimination, according to campaigners, making it harder for ethnic...

David Lammy encourages middle managers to embrace diversity at work

Middle managers need to embrace diversity and inclusion before any real change can happen in an organisation, Labour MP for Tottenham David Lammy told delegates at day two of the CIPD annual...