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Racial Disparities in Unemployment Persist: TUC Analysis Reveals Alarming Trends

New analysis conducted by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has exposed a significant racial disparity in unemployment rates, with black and ethnic minority workers more than twice as likely to be unemployed compared to their white counterparts. The TUC also highlighted the disproportionate impact on women from ethnic minorities, who face an unemployment rate nearly […]

A Journey Towards Racial Equality: Advancing Together Three Years After George Floyd's Murder

It's been three years since the tragic murder of George Floyd, a moment that shook the world and ignited a global outcry against racial injustice. Initially, businesses made commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), but progress has hit a roadblock. Clearly, there's still a long way to go in achieving racial equality. This article […]

Companies are regressing on DEI and it is hurting their performance

Organizations may be more at risk of losing their highly talented women and minority leaders than they realize, according to a new report by global leadership consulting firm DDI. Read: The Business Case For Diversity Reporting Just Got More Convincing Companies Are Losing Out On More Ways Than One Companies with above-average diversity are 2.4X […]

Discrimination remains major issue for tech professionals

Despite efforts by organizations to put diversity, equality, inclusion and belonging policies in place, discrimination is still a major issue among tech professionals, according to a survey released today by tech jobs website Dice, a DHI Group Inc. (NYSE: DHX) brand. The report found that 24% of tech professionals experienced racial discrimination in 2022, up […]

Ritz job applicant informed of afro hair ban says hotel apology ‘disingenuous’

Hotel claimed Jerelle Jules was sent out-of-date and incorrect grooming policy banning ‘unusual hairstyles’ A black job applicant who was told his hair was against the employee grooming policy of the Ritz has said an apology he subsequently received from the hotel was “disingenuous and lacklustre”. Jerelle Jules, 30, from Hammersmith, West London, had made […]

Company asking for 'only white' candidates sparks outrage

AVirginia-based tech company has sparked outrage online after allegedly posting a job application that stated that the business was only looking for white candidates for the role. Arthur Grand Technologies, a company founded in 2012 and focused on developing or modifying computer software and packaging, advertised a job on Tuesday for a business analyst in […]

The why and the how of diversity in tech

Equitable opportunity is key for a thriving economy. Nashlie Sephus, Ph.D. is a rising star in AI software development and her groundbreaking work on mentorship sheds light on diversity in tech. As the leader of Amazon/A9's visual search tech team, her ideas and achievements have paved the way for underrepresented communities in the industry. Watch her Ted […]

Black employees can’t wait 95 years to reach talent parity at managerial levels

Rosanna Durruthy is the global head of diversity, inclusion, and belonging at LinkedIn. Despite progress in diversifying the talent pool, the level of representation of Black talent in leadership positions remains astoundingly low. Today, only six Black professionals hold CEO positions at Fortune 500 companies–and only four percent of senior leaders at large companies are Black. […]

Eliminate a Degree of Difficulty: Hire for Skills, Not School

Too many jobs require college degrees, locking out qualified Black talent. Skills-first hiring helps companies rethink what really matters. At a Glance The large employment, income, and wealth gaps between Black Americans and white Americans pose a major challenge to racial equity in the US. Yet companies have the ability to address at least one […]

RAF diversity drive 'discriminated against 160 white men'

Problems created by push for women and ethnic minorities come as crisis-hit Armed Forces also face sex harassment scandals. The RAF has been accused of discriminating against 160 white men in its effort to meet “aspirational diversity targets”. Tobias Ellwood, chairman of the defence select committee, told MPs that the RAF’s former head of recruitment had […]

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