Diversity in business is often misunderstood, leading to under-representation and stilted career advancement for minority and marginalised professionals. But there are ways to tackle this, while boosting improving performance.
Strength in diversity. Photo: OregonDOT, Flickr.
Many employment experts, career gurus and companies have been quick to bang the drum for diversity and inclusion. Yet evidence from recent government-backed reports such as the McGregor-Smith Review have revealed that discrimination and bias towards Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) employees exists in a high proportion of UK workplaces.
This makes career progression for these individuals particularly difficult, no matter how many minority staff an employer might take on.
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