Discrimination against individuals exists across the UK workforce - including the charity sector. Test your workplace inclusive recruitment knowledge with the Shocking Statistics Quiz
The quiz was provided to us by Inclusive Recruiting with data taking from Survey by The Employers’ Network for Equality and Inclusion, Study by the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, Equality & Human Rights Commission, APPG Report and the Independent.
Following the killing of George Floyd on Monday 25th May this year, in Minneapolis, thousands of people joined Black Lives Matter demonstrations across the world. Vigils and marches took place across America demanding justice and an end to police brutality. Thousands of people protested in London in support of George Floyd and against racism.
As the realities of prejudice affecting BAME people emerge, and people across the globe express passionate support for Black Lives Matter, the wider conversation about racism has highlighted the need for change.
This conversation has extended into the charity sector. The #CharitySoWhite hashtag erupted across Twitter last year, in the wake of the racially offensive training material used by the Citizens Advice Bureau. BAME charity workers courageously shared their experiences of institutionalised prejudice they experienced in their careers and highlighted a glass ceiling in place at many charities - which demanded more from BAME workers and offered less than their white counterparts in return.
But exclusion comes in many forms.
For far too long now employees have been discriminated against, underpaid and oppressed for their skin colour, gender, sexual preference, disability and socioeconomic status among others. Too often, employers turn their back on the inequalities within their own workplace and processes, but one of the simplest and most revelatory ways to uncover the reality of inclusion is to examine the facts.
Take our quiz based on figures compiled by recruitment specialists Inclusive Recruiting, to see how knowledgeable you and your organisations is about the current state of inclusion in the UK workplace. Share your results with us on twitter and in the comments below.