Today Sandra Kerr OBE, Business in the Community Race Equality Director is attending a roundtable in Bristol in the South West of England to contribute to discussions around the government review into opportunities and progression of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic talent in the UK. Business in the Community’s race equality campaign is also launching a factsheet with some data on the South West and additional analysis from our recent Race at Work survey today.
The insight Sandra is sharing today brings into sharper focus the importance of transparency of data, transparency of opportunities and access to industries and sectors and transparency of progression routes once you do enter an organisation.
Transparency of data is important because whilst the South West has an overall BAME representation, this rises significantly when you look at Bristol, where it is 16%. This kind of insight provides two benchmarks from which an employer can set aspirational goals to ensure their attraction and recruitment approaches are engaging diverse talent from the widest available pool.
The round table has been convened by Business in the Community and the CBI.