Race for Opportunity stands for diverse leadership on boards and at senior level, diverse representation and progression in the workplace and the reduction of ethnic minority youth unemployment.
The Business in the Community race at work survey
July 27 - Sunday 13 September 2015
We want to hear from 10,000 working people to understand their experiences of the UK workplaces. We are keen to understand the issues around under- representation of ethnic minorities in the workplace and want ethnic minority and white employees ages 16 - 64+ and currently in employement in the UK (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) to participate in this race at work survey.
“ My overriding hope is that in years to come we won't need to appoint people like me as the aims and objectives of RfO will be ingrained into the fabric of employment and the wider society - in essence we do such a good job that we do ourselves out of this role. ”
Career progression should be based on merit. People from all backgrounds and walks of life should know that they will be able to progress in an organisation in line with their talents and commitment.
Yet we know that the reality in the workplace is very different.
As Race for Opportunity showed in its report, Race to the Top, our British black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) workers are simply not gaining the share of management or senior level jobs that their population would justify.
Understanding why this is the case will be a major step forward to ending this inequality.