24 August, 2018

The MJ: Appointment panels hold unconscious bias

With an 18% decline in the FTSE100 last year, Ian Thomas, the Chief Executive of Lewisham London Borough Council and a qualified Executive Coach and Mentor, asks why the worrying trend of a lack of BAME leadership continues to persist in the FTSE 100 and Local Government. Drawing on data from Green Park’s “Changing the Face of Tomorrow’s Leaders” report, 82% of 1,000 senior BAME employees surveyed said there is institutional prejudice against minorities in the workplace.

Ian Thomas proposes two solutions: 1) developing a supply chain pipeline of BAME managers and 2) increasing the diversity of appointment panels.

This article was published in the MJ by Ian Thomas on the 21st August 2018. For full the article please click here

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