A new report, conducted by Lloyd’s of London has found that 71% of Black employees reported facing barriers when it came to recruitment, compared to only 35% of White employees. A similar response was found regarding barriers to promotion. The report also evaluates the importance of visible representation within the workplace and commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, and how this influences a person’s desire to apply/work in that organisation.
In regard to attracting and retaining employees from BAME backgrounds, the report recommends using targeted internships, scholarships, school access programs, outreach programmes and university diversity networks.
To read more on this report from Lloyd’s of London (October 2020), see HERE.