Thursday, September 14, 2017

Fifth of ethnic minority leaders have experienced workplace discrimination - CIPD

by Emily Burt
Originally published: September 13, 2017

Tackling institutional racism must not just be left to HR to ‘sort out’, experts warn

Almost one in five (18 per cent) ethnic minority leaders have personally experienced workplace discrimination in the last two years, according to new research.

The survey from diversity consultancy Green Park also revealed that eight in 10 (82 per cent) ethnic minority leaders did not trust the organisations they worked for, believing there was institutional prejudice against minorities in the UK.

Meanwhile, just 2 per cent of companies surveyed by Green Park reported that they were meeting their targets for ethnic minority board-level representation, while more than a tenth (13 per cent) said they had an ethnic diversity target but no strategy for meeting it.