Our Key Findings
In August 2020, CMI polled nearly 2,300 senior leaders, managers and employees to understand their experience of managing during the pandemic.
The headlines from our findings around equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) were:
- Although staff from diverse ethnic groups were more likely to think that workplace culture had improved since March 2020 than UK employees as a whole there are still EDI challenges.
- Black employees prioritise workplace diversity much more than all UK employees (39% vs. 7%). More worryingly. Black employees are more likely than any other ethnic group to feel their manager didn’t trust them to undertake their job role.
- Flexibility is key for women with children looking to the future: these women are also more likely than their male peers to miss the quiet of the office. Women with children have less contact with their managers, than men with children.
- Gen Z (the latest cohort to join the workforce) have similar workplace concerns as other generations, but they are more likely to miss the change to the daily routine when home working. Understandably their major priority now is around job security.
You can find more detail on these findings below.