All Race & Ethnicity articles

  • Black lives matter
    News

    Brands ‘should take a stance’ on social and political issues

    2021-03-17T20:04:00Z

    Brands can and should take a stance on social and political issues, according to a new study of consumers in the UK and US. 

  • women in the workplace
    Feature

    Eliminating gender inequality in the workplace in the wake of Covid

    2021-03-08T12:18:00Z

    The pandemic is predicted to have a huge impact on the gender pay gap of many businesses, and this year’s reports will help measure to what extent.

  • Reaching Diversity at scale with authenticity
    Video

    Reaching diversity at scale with authenticity

    2021-02-25T11:57:00Z

    In this free session, Great British Entrepreneur Awards Head of Content, Jonathan Davies sits down with Christopher Kenna, founder of Brand Advance, a diversity media network that represents and helps brands with their cultural marketing.

  • Trevor Phillips
    News

    Vanilla boys club stopping more top BAME bosses

    2021-02-04T17:29:00Z

    The FTSE 100 has fewer top bosses who are black than at any point in the past six years, according to new figures.

  • BME workers
    News

    BAME workers more likely to be ‘trapped’ in insecure work

    2019-04-12T08:00:00Z

    Black and minority ethnic (BME) workers are far more likely to be trapped in temporary and insecure work, according to the trade union, the TUC.

  • diversity
    Feature

    Is ethnicity pay gap reporting next?

    2018-04-11T08:30:00Z

    Now that the deadline for publishing the first gender pay gap report has passed, the pay data of over 10,000 organisations is available online. 

  • Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones
    Feature

    (B)lack of colour

    2017-10-23T08:00:00Z

    Making my way around the retailers’ headquarters, it quickly dawned on me that I could have saved myself a small fortune. I stood out by virtue of the colour of my skin.

  • Brexit
    News

    Economic confidence worsens as fears about political risk and Brexit grow

    2017-08-08T11:45:00Z

    A survey of FTSE 350 companies by ICSA: The Governance Institute in association with the Financial Times finds the mood among the FTSE 350 depressed as confidence in the UK economy hits a new low and political risk and Brexit cause increasing concern.

  • office-2
    Feature

    Why creating inclusive cultures should be a business imperative

    2016-09-12T12:34:00Z

    The impact of creating more diverse and inclusive work environments on a company’s performance has been a hotly debated topic for over two decades. Changing workforce demographics, globalisation, government policy and increasing employee expectations all play a part. But is creating inclusive cultures really coming of age? Or does it continue to be the poor relation to diversity?

  • diversity-happy black female
    Feature

    Tackling the diversity dilemma

    2016-06-30T10:17:00Z

    The BBC recently came under fire following a move to take positive action in targeting potential employees from ethnic minorities.

  • diversity
    Feature

    Embrace a diverse workforce

    2016-04-29T10:27:00Z

    The word diversity can mean many different things, culturally and within the workplace. It is something that we hear being frequently discussed in the media across all sectors.

  • World flags
    Feature

    6 big multicultural marketing fails

    2016-03-29T09:54:00Z

    Multicultural marketing… what is it? Well, according to Forbes, by 2042 there will be no dominant ethnic group and we will be an increasingly integrated community.

  • Paper-people
    Feature

    Hiring for a more diverse, more productive workforce

    2016-02-08T09:57:00Z

    Every organisation that takes diversity seriously knows that hiring a diverse workforce is not as easy as it might appear. It takes a lot more effort than simply ensuring jobs are widely and openly advertised. It requires a real effort to overcome unconscious bias, and to ensure that the right candidates are found for every role.

  • Female Board Members
    News

    Debate on board diversity needs to be much wider than gender

    2013-04-10T09:00:00Z

    The Cranfield report should give chief executives, chairmen and executive search firms pause for thought. Not only because the drive to increase the proportion of women representing the top echelons of business is so painfully slow, but because we need to take a step back and view the diversity of Britain’s boardrooms through a much wider lens.

  • discrimination
    News

    Avoid discrimination suits by blanking CVs, lawyer advises

    2012-01-27T09:00:00Z

    Businesses wanting to avoid discrimination claims when recruiting new employees should encourage all job applicants to send in CVs that do not identify their ethnic background or the school they went to — or even their name. And companies should design their application forms in the same way.

  • diversity summit
    Feature

    Redefining Diversity

    2009-10-27T09:00:00Z

    An organisation with a diverse workforce will be more flexible, creative, and possess the ability to drive innovation, building competitive advantage. However, it is somewhat rare that diversity is recognised as being able to achieve these ends. Most organisations in reality view diversity as a legislative obligation.

  • Standing_Up_Against_Discriminatio
    Feature

    How Can I Avoid Discrimination In Job Adverts?

    2009-10-20T09:00:00Z

    Making sure job adverts don’t fall foul of discrimination law is a skill that all recruitment experts need to develop. There are lots of rules around writing job adverts, mostly based around best practice to attract candidates. But certain rules are there to ensure you don’t fall foul of discrimination law.

  • positive-reverse-driscrimination
    Feature

    Racial Discrimination

    2009-09-29T09:00:00Z

    The Race Relations Act 1976 is one of the earliest of the laws relating to equality and diversity. It covers aspects of race, national origin, ethnic origin, colour and citizenship. A Code of Practice, first issued in 1984 (and since amended) by the former Commission for Racial Equality is now overseen by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

  • Business Ethics
    Feature

    Business Ethics And Protecting Your People

    2009-08-13T09:00:00Z

    Business Link advise that it is always a good idea to ensure you’re not only keeping up with legislation, but also that you’re providing a working environment that makes your staff happy and motivated.

  • diversity in the workplace
    News

    Businesses urged to ‘promote diversity’

    2008-06-04T09:00:00Z

    The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has published a report along with the Trade Union Congress (TUC), urging employers to promote diversity in the workplace.