Employment Law Expert Homa Wilson details the ways in which businesses can champion diversity when hiring
Homa Wilson, Employment Law Partner at Hodge Jones & Allen, has detailed six ways in which businesses can tackle racial discrimination through their recruitment processes.
A recent report following research by the University of Bristol, the University of Manchester and the National Centre for Social Research, found that whilst the employment prospects of some people from minority backgrounds had improved since the 1970s, they were still stifled when compared with their white counterparts and were being held back by racism.
There is a copious amount of research to evidence that increased diversity within the workforce results in better financial outcomes for the business.
Research conducted by McKinsey clearly demonstrated that more diverse workplaces perform better financially. Another report, by Deloitte, showed that organisations with inclusive cultures are six times more likely to be more innovative and agile, eight times more likely to achieve better business outcomes and twice as likely to achieve financial targets.
The importance of having an inclusive workforce should not be underestimated by businesses. People from different backgrounds bring new and different insights to the workplace.
Here are some steps employers can take to ensure their recruitment process is as fair and inclusive as possible: