Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

CIPD responds to Business in the Community’s Race at Work: Black Voices Report

Peter Cheese, chief executive of the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, said:

“The CIPD welcomes the analysis and insights in this report, which highlight how employers can address racial inequality in the workplace and some of the practical steps that will make a difference. 

“We back the call for the introduction of mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting, which is something the CIPD has also been advocating. And as a signatory of the Race at Work Charter, we will be highlighting its value to members and providing further detailed guidance ourselves on how to boost racial equality and combat discrimination and injustice. 

“The report’s recommendations, such as the need for employers to set targets to increase the representation of black people at senior levels, the importance of allyship and the need for senior leaders to sponsor talented black employees, provide a template for meaningful change.”