Our latest research explores how UK organisations are addressing racial equality and the causes of workplace inequities, identifying which behaviours are helping to close these gaps.
We have identified five must-do actions for organisations:
|1||Conduct deeper analysis into the root causes of inequality.|
|2||Give all employees a chance to be heard.|
|3||Engage and empower your leaders and mid-managers to be role models.|
|4||Publish your multi-year DEI strategy, and provide progress updates.|
|5||Define metrics linked to rewards to create accountability over time.|
Mercer’s Overcoming Racial Inequities in UK Organisations Survey captures employers’ priorities and the actions they’re taking to uncover the root causes of workplace inequities for racially and ethnically diverse employees in the UK. A representative sample of more than 70 employers participated in the survey, with a combined UK workforce of just under 65,000 employees and a combined global workforce of more than one million employees.
The survey was carried out in August 2022 to analyse the actions of UK employers over the past 12 months.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consulting Leader, UK & Europe
Michelle works with organisations globally as a senior DEI strategist to advance their DEI outcomes and achieve a talent advantage through people, evidenced-based approaches and the support of a broad range of ongoing implementation and change management activities.
Senior DEI Consultant, and Global Pride Co-Chair
Lucy helps to accelerate an organisation’s DEI strategy, and in particular, has expertise in designing inclusive practices for neuro-divergent employees, LGBT+ employees and employees experiencing menopause or menopause-like symptoms.