Friday, January 13, 2017

Diversity in PR: Industry Struggling to Arrest 'Achingly Slow' Progress - PR WEEK

by  Ian Griggs
Originally published: January 13, 2017 

Despite the detriment to its work and reputation, the PR industry is still struggling to think differently about how it can diversify its workforce.

The PR and comms industry pays great lip service to diversity of the workforce, whether that is on the basis of ethnicity, educational background or where one comes from in the UK.

But PRCA census findings, measured against data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), shows that progress is achingly slow on every front. It could be decades before PR and comms sheds the image of being the preserve of white, middle-class, ‘red-brick’-university-educated people from London and the home counties.