Tags: Ethnicity

Ethnicity affects progression at work, say business leaders

BAME employees ‘not on the radar’ of boards, with unconscious bias and ‘old boys’ networks’ to blame Almost three-quarters of senior executives believe their ethnicity or race has had a significant impact on their career, according to a new report which discusses the lack of progress on inclusivity at all levels of business. The study,…

Ethnic minorities face multiple problems in getting promoted

New research published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation shows that promotion possibilities for low paid workers are generally limited, and that ethnic minorities especially face multiple problems in getting promoted. Their difficulties include unequal access to opportunities for development; unclear information about training opportunities; and stereotyping. This is resulting in persistent in-work poverty, and a…

‘Foreign’ GPs ”are discriminated against”

Too many GPs who are trained abroad and come to Britain to work are not getting through their Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) exams because they are being discriminated against, it has been claimed. The General Medical Council (GMC) is looking into allegations that failure rates for doctors trained outside the UK are “disproportionate”.…

Jobseekers consider “whitening” CV’s

Black and minority ethnic women are “whitening” their CVs in order to find work, a new report has revealed. According to a report produced by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), women from ethnic minorities are facing significant discrimination when trying to find employment, with some responding by anglicising their names or removing other signifiers…

Google, Ernst & Young and EDF Energy to help tackle ethnic minority youth unemployment

Race for Opportunity (RfO) has launched a search for a Youth Advisory Panel to help to tackle youth unemployment amongst ethnic minorities. Over 125 top UK employers are seeking young people of Black, Asian and minority ethnicities (BAME) to advise on improving recruitment. These include Ernst & Young, Barclays Capital, EDF Energy, Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd,…

Racial diversity still an issue in police force

The Metropolitan Police must improve its racial diversity, according to the police commissioner. Bernard Hogan-Howe said that, although progress had been made, the police service is still unrepresentative of the communities it served. The force has come under renewed scrutiny following the trial of two men for the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence in…

Ethnic minorities still face barriers to job progression

Glass ceilings are forcing UK employees from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds to leave their current jobs in order to progress, claims a new report by Race for Opportunity. The report, ‘Breaking Down Barriers’ revealed that nearly a fifth of BAME employees have never been promoted, and on average receive far fewer promotions…

Ethnic minority employees may benefit from the appointment of James Caan as the new co-chair of the Department of Business’s Ethnic Minority Task Force. Mr Caan enjoys a high profile as the newest member of the Dragon’s Den team and it is hoped that he will be able to use his entrepreneurial skills to help…