Opportunity Now have released three papers under Gender and Race Benchmarking. Here’s a useful précis of some of their findings:
BAME employees are less likely to be rated in the top
two performance rating categories
Women and BAME employees are less likely to be identified as
‘high potential’ or be selected for leadership training overall
The public sector is more likely to identify women and men as
‘high potential’ in similar proportions
BAME women are least likely to hold an executive directorship and
an non-executive directorship; yet BAME women are more likely
to be promoted than BAME men at other levels
Actions that correlate most strongly with higher promotion rates for
women are all ones that need to be embedded into core operational
process and driven from the top
Executive directorships are less likely to be diverse by gender and ethnicity than non-executive directorships
White employees are more likely to be promoted overall than all other groups
BAME women are more likely to be promoted than BAME men (BAME women overall promotion rate is 7.3% compared to 6.4% for BAME men)
*BAME Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic
There is much work to be done.
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Posted on December 23rd, 2014 by Jane