Diversity and inclusion
Almost a fifth of FTSE 100 companies still lack ethnic minority representation on their boards.
Organisations including the NHS, Linklaters, PwC and Zurich have committed to a programme to collectively hire 10,000 black interns, in a bid to improve ethnic diversity in business and to boost job prospects for young black people.
Companies should have at least one BAME board member and set 'clear and stretching' targets for increasing racial and ethnic diversity in senior leadership, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and a group of major organisations have insisted.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality charity Stonewall has announced its Top Global Employers for 2020.
Progress on increasing diversity at leadership levels has stalled over the past three years with just 51 of 1,097 of the most powerful roles in the UK being held by people from ethnic minorities.
The groundswell of support for the Black Lives Matter movement has pushed the call for mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting further up the agenda and employers are being encouraged to begin collecting the data they need now.
A petition urging the Government to introduce mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting has gained the support of responsible business network Business in the Community.
HR professionals are being advised to "check in" with their employees and do their best to accommodate annual leave requests to attend demonstrations as the Black Lives Matter movement gains traction and further protests are planned across the UK.
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