Who Comes Tops for Gender Diversity? You’ll Be Amazed

Well, here’s some good news on gender diversity! The British Army, the Royal Navy and Leicestershire police are among the top 10 public sector organisations for female employment, and the Royal Air Force is one of the top 10 most ethnically diverse public employers.

Photo from ‘Women in the Army’ www.army.mod.uk

The results of this year’s UK Business in the Community gender and race diversity survey has revealed the public sector’s top 10 organisations for ethnicity and gender (see below), out of 67 public and private sector organisations that submitted their workforce metrics.

“Inclusion [in top 10] is the diversity standard all organisations will aspire to attain,” said Helen Wells, director of Opportunity Now, the gender equality campaign within BITC. The survey scores organisations on their diversity processes and policies and also on the impact and results of those policies. “We are looking at organisations that have moved the dial in terms of women’s recruitment, retention and progression,” said Wells, “and the same is true from an ethnicity point of view.”

It is fairly obvious that some organisations have particular diversity challenges, that they tend to be a macho, male environment, for instance, but I wasn’t surprised by any of these organisations being on this list, because I work with them a lot. Sometimes you can look from outside and make assumptions about what it feels like to be in that organisation, but a lot of organisations are trying to create cultures that really mainstream diversity.”

Well, that’s certainly true and I confess to be very pleasantly surprised: and how fitting that the figures should be released this Rembrance month.

Here are the top 10 public sector organisations for gender (in no particular order)

British Army

Civil Nuclear Constabulary

Crown Prosecution Service

Genesis

HM Revenue & Customs

Home Office

Leicestershire police

Ministry of Justice

Ofcom

Royal Navy

 

Top 10 public sector organisations for ethnicity (unranked)
Crown Prosecution Service

Genesis

HM Revenue & Customs

Home Office

Leicestershire police

Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Justice

National Audit Office

Ofcom

Royal Air Force

With thanks to The Guardian newspaper for this snippet of happy news!

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