Recruitment International: Eight in ten ethnic minority leaders believe there is institutional prejudice in the UK workforce

Research finds that 82% of ethnic minority leaders believe there is institutional prejudice against minorities in the UK and 20% have personally experienced workplace discrimination in the last two years.

DRIVE, a social enterprise founded by Green Park and committed to increasing diverse hires in the UK workforce, has released research that finds a surprising lack of trust between BAME leaders and the organisations they work for. The report, which spoke to a number of BAME networks, finds that a lack of accountability around diversity recruitment initiatives and underdeveloped strategies to increase ethnic minority representation are key barriers to sustained progress being made in board level representation and senior talent pipelining among ethnic minority groups.

The findings are published in Green Park’s and DRIVE’s report ‘Changing the Face of Tomorrow’s Leaders:  Increasing Ethnic Minority Representation in Leadership.’ To download the report’s executive briefing, click here.

This article was published by Recruitment International on Tuesday 12th September 2017.  To read the full article on their website, click here.