New CIPD research aims to help employers address the stark racial inequalities in career progression evident in UK organisations. The report, Addressing the barriers to BAME employee career progression to the top, examines black, Asian and minority ethnic representation in the workplace.
A panel discussion marked the launch of this research, chaired by former Labour MP and chair of the BEIS Select Committee, Iain Wright, and with a keynote address by Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith, CBE. Discussion of the research findings focused on the factors limiting career opportunity, including discrimination and a lack of role models as well as the measures that can boost career progression. BAME employees were significantly more likely than white British employees to say seeing people like them have progressed in the organisation, having a mentor and a greater diversity of people at senior level.
What will make the difference?We’ve drawn out five overarching recommendations for employers from our research findings and urge HR professionals and business leaders to consider these within their organisations.
Access the full report here.
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