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Race at Work Charter Surgery October 2023
Wed, 25 October @ 10:00 – 11:00
This event is open to members and non-members of Business in the Community (BITC).
The monthly Race at Work Charter surgeries are an opportunity for attendees to speak directly with Sandra Kerr, Race Equality Director, BITC and ask any questions about the Charter, the survey, or race offerings at BITC.
These surgeries benefit anyone wishing to sign or build on their commitment to the Race at Work Charter.
About the webinar
This webinar will provide employers with a space to ask questions about the feedback available from the Race at Work Charter 2023 survey and what the commitment to action is that we ask of employers who have signed the Charter. There is also an opportunity to peak into what insights are coming down the pipeline.
About the Race at Work Charter
The Race at Work Charter is seven calls to action to ensure that ethnically diverse employees are represented at all levels in an organisation. The actions include:
- Appoint an Executive Sponsor for race.
- Capture ethnicity data and publicise progress.
- Commit at board level to zero tolerance of harassment and bullying.
- Make clear that supporting equality in the workplace is the responsibility of all leaders and managers.
- Take action that supports Black, Asian, Mixed Race and other ethnically diverse people’s career progression.
- Support race inclusion allies in the workplace.
- Include Black, Asian, Mixed Race and other ethnically diverse-led enterprise owners in supply chains.
Business in the Community’s work on race equality
Business in the Community (BITC) is working to ensure all employees feel they belong, have a voice, are valued and can be their true selves.
For over 27 years, BITC has been campaigning and helping organisations to ensure Black, Asian, Mixed Race and other ethnically diverse employees are represented at all levels.
All organisations want to recruit from the widest talent pool and help successful applicants progress. It is key to future productivity and performance. Black, Asian, Mixed Race and other ethnically diverse staff still encounter significant disparities in employment and progression*. The government-sponsored Race in the workplace: The McGregor-Smith Review found that greater progress and positive outcomes are needed to ensure all organisations benefit from the wealth of diverse talent and tap into the potential economic boost of £24bn annually by tackling racial disparities in the workplace and labour market The findings led BITC to create the Race at Work Charter, with 85 founding signatory organisations committed to improving equality of opportunity in the workplace.
Booking, contact details and further information
- Contact Jessica Hart, Events Coordinator at BITC for more information.
- Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.
*Business in the Community (2021) Race at Work 2021 Scorecard Report