Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Two fifths of UK workers say they have experienced workplace bias - THE INDEPENDENT

by Josie Fox
Originally published: June 19, 2017
Publisher: Independent.co.uk 

A survey of over 2,000 public and private sector employees has revealed that two in five workers in the UK say that they have experienced workplace bias, and one in five have hidden their age, disability, social background or sexuality when applying for a job. 

The research, conducted by Badenoch & Clark, a staffing business owned by the world’s largest recruitment firm, Adecco, also shows that fewer than half of all employees questioned say that they think that their organisation embraces diversity and inclusion at a board level. 

Almost a third say that they have not read their company’s diversity and inclusion policy and more than one in ten say that their company does not even have one.