Employers 'failing to promote diversity'


Employers 'failing to promote diversity'
It is thought that many employers in the UK are failing to effectively promote diversity in the workplace despite long established equality legislation and a supposed culture of diversity at work.

The results of a new survey found that six in ten respondents either did not have a diverse workforce in place or were unsure as to whether or not they did.

This is indicative of a general lack of diversity in many workplaces, emphasised by the fact that over a third (36 per cent) stated that diversity is not a priority. However, four ten agreed that diversity is a "big priority" in the workplace.

Rob Brouwer, chief executive of Monster UK and Ireland, highlighted the benefits afforded by encouraging a diverse workplace.

"People from different backgrounds provide the workforce with a broader skill set and cultural differences in practice and enables you to select from a bigger pool of candidates," he told Personnel Today.

Last year the government announced a £10 million initiative designed to get more women into traditionally male-dominated industries.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.

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