Originally published: April 5, 2017
The BBC were given diversity quotas by the government last year, who insisted that “given its role and public service mission the BBC should lead the way in truly representing the diverse communities it serves”.
A year on and 10.6% of the BBC’s workforce identify as LGBT+, already surpassing their 2020 goal of 8%. Even more, (11.5%), of BBC bosses are LGBT+.
The company-wide consensus also confirmed that targets for BAME and disabled staff have been met.
Targets for diversity in the workplace doesn’t just mean hiring diverse individuals, it means putting them in top jobs too.
Workforce targets for “15 percent of senior leadership roles for BAME, ten per cent LGBT+ and eight per cent for disabled staff… by 2020” were also underlined by The Department for Culture Media & Sport.