Ethnic minorities in the workplace

Over on the Workplace Clinic blog on Personnel Today I commented on a article on practical steps which can be taken to improve promotion prospects of ethinic minority women:

In many organisations, pubs bars and clubs form the backbone of after work socialising. It’s easy to overlook the importance of such activity in terms of cementing work relationships, visibility and even diseminating news on what promotion and other opportunities are coming up. Unfortunately alcohol-based socialising excludes certain religious and ethnic groups.

If organisations are serious about promoting equal opportunities this is an area to address, perhaps by establishing a more diverse social programme – which will of course generally be welcomed and improve morale.

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