Bristol employees urged to take part in the UK’s largest ever race at work survey

Sandra Kerr OBE

Sandra Kerr OBE

Employees from across Bristol are being urged to take part in the UK’s largest ever survey of race at work.

Commissioned by Business in the Community, the Prince’s Responsible Business Network, the race at work survey (www.raceatwork.org.uk) has already received over 10,000 responses.

But at the time of writing only 1,292 were from the South West, making it particularly important that employees in Bristol take part.

The survey aims to gain better understanding of the issues around this under-representation by asking both white and BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) employees (aged 16 and over) to share their personal experiences across areas including recruitment, progression and engagement.

This will inform guidance to employers committed to fair and equal workplaces that reflect the communities and customers they serve.

Sandra Kerr OBE, race equality director, Business in the Community, comments: “As a city where 16% of the resident population and 15,983 of primary and secondary pupils are from an ethnic minority background, it is particularly important that the people of Bristol have their say about race at work.”

The race at work survey is being undertaken in partnership with YouGov and is sponsored by BT, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Nationwide and Sainsbury’s.

It is open for responses until Sunday 13 September 2015 at www.raceatwork.org.uk and the findings will be shared in November 2015.

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