24 Jul Top firms must publish figures on ethnic diversity, says report
Britain’s biggest businesses must take action to improve the diversity of their workforces and publish a breakdown of their black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) employees, a new report has urged.
The report by the professional management body the CMI and the British Academy of Management focuses on ethnic diversity at management levels below the boardroom and highlights the importance of the issue following the vote for Brexit.
“While uncertainty persists about the outcome of negotiations with the EU, employers in all sectors have to face up to the prospect of reduced access to overseas talent. That makes it imperative that we think about how we can do better at making the the most of everyone’s abilities,” the joint foreword by CMI chief executive Ann Francke and BAM president Professor Sir Cary Cooper said.