CMI comments on Glassdoor research

  • More than half report lack of investment in diversity and inclusion as barrier in attracting quality candidates
  • CMI research finds more senior leaders need to champion BAME diversity programmes

Patrick Woodman, head of research for the Chartered Management Institute, said:

Glassdoor’s research shows that employers face an uphill struggle to recruit new talent if they fail to invest in BAME diversity. This should be a big warning to business leaders and managers – according to CMI research into FTSE 100 companies just 54 per cent of senior leaders are seen to be actively championing diversity and inclusion programmes.
Underrepresentation of BAME workers is especially pronounced in management roles, where they hold just six per cent of jobs. To build on this we need to learn from what works, which means committed leadership from the top and from managers at every level, much better data on diversity throughout the management pipeline, and more transparency about progress. We have to keep a spotlight on the issue.

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