The race equality campaign at Business in the Community 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.
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Race at Work Report 2015
Earlier in the year we held the UK's largest survey on race at work undertaken with our research partner, YouGov.
Top findings and calls to action in the report include:
- Ethnic minorities have greater career ambition than white colleagues
- Racial harassment and bullying in the workplace is still prevalent
- Call for government to commit to ' race' being added to the UK Corporate Governance Code's definition of diversity.
“ My overriding hope is that in years to come we won't need to appoint people like me as the aims and objectives of the Business in the Community race equality campaign 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 we showed in our 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.