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According to the research, about half of the black employees have quit their jobs due to lack of diversity.

A new study found that four out of ten (42%) black employees resigned citing workplace diversity and lack of involvement, compared to only 26% of white staff members. ۔

The Sawanta’s Diversity and Involvement Team report also found that three out of ten black employees feel discriminated against by their employer (28 percent compared to 25 percent of white employees).

The proportion of working adults who feel discriminated against at work increases to one-third (32%) of Asian employees.

Black live meter protests spread around the world, including in the UK, in the wake of the May 2020 assassination of George Floyd by US police officer Derek Shawn.

A large-scale reckoning of the race with a number of organizations in the public and private sectors promised to issue public statements expressing solidarity with the anti-racism movement and to step up efforts to improve diversity and inclusion.

A total of three out of ten employees said their employer informed them that their organization supported the BLM movement (30%), while one in five (22%) reported that their The employer has issued a statement addressing the issue.

However, three out of ten employees say their employer did nothing to address the BLM movement (28%).

Commenting on the findings, Tanya Findley, Senior Research Consultant and member of the Sawanta Diversity and Inclusion Committee, said: “Sawanta is proud to have completed such an important study, but it is clear that much work remains to be done. Within UK businesses and brands.

While it is encouraging that a significant proportion of employers have taken action in support of the BLM movement, to find out that two out of five black employees have quit their jobs due to a lack of D&I, A bitter reminder of the consequences of being active.

We hope that this report will shed light on the possible consequences of other companies not taking this issue seriously and bringing about real change.


Market researchers spoke to 1,500 British employees, 500 white respondents, 500 black respondents, and 500 Asian or other ethnic minority respondents to share their experiences in the workplace as well as how they interact with brands. Chat

In related news, it comes after Business in the Community (BITC), the Princess Responsible Business Network, published this week’s 2021 Race at Work Survey which found that black candidates are less likely to believe Recruitment agencies are being treated fairly.

In a survey of more than 24,600 people, BITC found that only three out of 10 black, Asian, mixed race and racially diverse employees said they believed that when working with a recruitment agency, their Is treated fairly, while five out of 10 whites.

A recent analysis of ONS data by the Trade Union Congress found that Unemployment for black and minority ethnic workers has more than tripled. For white workers

The analysis shows that between the first quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021, the BME unemployment rate increased from 6.3 percent to 8.9 percent, an increase of 41 percent.

In addition, according to Work Price L, a consultancy firm founded by Mark Price, the former owner of Whitrose, racial differences have been found between white and non-white workers who were happier at work during previous epidemics.

A survey of 20,000 people worldwide found that black women at least felt more empowered and that black men were less happy at work than their white counterparts.

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