1 November 2017: Dentsu Aegis Network has been named by Business in the Community as one of the UK’s Best Employers for Race in a new listing published today.
Creating a Best Employers for Race list was one of the recommendations made in the McGregor-Smith Review of race in the workplace earlier this year to showcase best practice on race equality in UK workplaces.
Successful organisations had to evidence that they are putting leadership on race into place within their organisations, creating inclusive workplace cultures and taking action in at least one of three areas - leadership, progression and recruitment. They also had to be able to demonstrate the impact of these policies on BAME employees.
The listing is unranked and includes 65 public and private sector organisations listed in alphabetical order who collectively represent the best employers for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people in the UK
Mark Creighton, Chief Operating Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network UK & Ireland said: “Diverse businesses perform better. That’s why we’ve transformed our approach to talent development and put future workforce strategy at the heart of our business. This has meant overhauling our recruitment processes and launching The Code, a three-year secondary schools programme. We’re seeing the benefits of these initiatives; attracting more diverse talent, including those from BAME backgrounds, and are proud this has been recognised.”
Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director at Business in the Community, said: “Congratulations to Dentsu Aegis Network on being named in the first ever Best Employers for Race listing. They are taking a comprehensive and strategic approach to tackling racial inequalities within their organisation and have shown their commitment and leadership on this issue. I hope more employers will follow their example of best practice and take part in the 2018 listing. If employers truly want their workplaces to reflect the clients, communities and customers they serve, the time to act is now.”
The full list of the Best Employers for Race 2017 is available via the Business in the Community website
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