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ED&I Ethnicity Report

In what was another impactful year globally for the diversity and inclusion movement, +6,000 professionals completed a survey to help us understand the state of play of ED&I across UK and Irish workplaces.

The ED&I Strategy Report highlights the key trends, issues, best practice case studies and strategic advice for companies on how to improve their approach to equality, diversity & inclusion.

Partnering with CensuswideWalters People and Resource Solutions, we will be releasing separate chapters to provide specific strategic advice on the key topics surrounding ED&I.

A focus on ethnicity

Robert Walters has gathered insights from professionals in the UK and Ireland, looking at disparities relating to diversity and inclusion.

What's inside...

  • Key findings drawn from a survey completed by +6,000 professionals, helping us understand the state of play of ED&I across UK and Irish workplaces
  • The career challenges and workplace experiences of professionals through the lens of ethnicity
  • Actionable insight to address ED&I challenges, delivered by BYP Network and Kim Crowder Consulting


Key Findings

  • 31% of professionals from a minority ethnic background have felt discriminated against for their personal dialect
  • Twice as many Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Black Caribbean professionals had experienced discrimination based on their personal demographic at work than White British/Irish professionals
  • Half of professionals from minority ethnic backgrounds don’t agree that everyone, no matter who they are, can be successful in their organisation, compared to less than a third of White British/Irish professionals
  • 48% more Bangladeshi professionals cited lack of confidence as a main barrier to their career progression than White British/Irish professionals
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BYP Network

BYP Network is a global network of Black and minority individuals and leading international corporations, with the shared goal of matching the best career opportunities to Black professionals, improving role model visibility, reducing bias in the hiring process and encouraging corporate allyship.

BYP Network was founded by the need to connect Black professionals and students from all over the world for role model visibility, career opportunities, business support and ultimately to solve our own problems.

Kim Crowder Consulting

Kim Crowder, Founder & CEO of Kim Crowder Consulting, is one of  America’s most sought-after and transformative leadership, and communications facilitators, speakers, and advisors. 

Kim’s expertise in ED&I and anti-racism is shaped by +16 years of executive-level practice and consulting. Kim delivers compelling content, presentations, and consulting services.

Kim has been named by Forbes as a “Top Anti-Racism Educators Companies Need Now,” A Top 10 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Expert by All American, and Top Influential African-American Business Women To Follow by LinkedIn. She is also a member of the MIT Technology Review Global Panel, For(bes) The Culture, is on the HRD Connect Global Advisory Board, and is a LinkedIn Top Voice.

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