Racism

Islamophobia affecting majority of Muslims at work

An overwhelming majority of Muslim employees in the UK are suffering religious abuse 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.

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...

Discrimination first aid: an effective tool at HR’s disposal?

A new discrimination first aid course has been launched to give employees the skills to face up to discrimination in the workplace. But will it become a standard in UK workplaces?

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...

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...

Racial equity: What to do when you fear saying the wrong thing

You want to support your black colleagues and build a more just, equitable workplace. But you’re concerned that an inappropriate word will upset or alienate your black colleagues, expose you and your...

Succeeding as a black woman in business

I was born and raised in Nigeria where I lived and went to school. I am the second of five children and was born into a very professional and entrepreneurial family.

How do you achieve racial equity at work? Call out racism

Racial equity remains a challenge as organisations grapple with the complications of inclusivity.