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Diversity in HR: is it really a ‘white female’ profession?

Although often tasked with improving diversity and inclusion, HR is still often seen as a “white female” career. But is this necessarily the case? Ashleigh Webber looks at gender and racial diversity in HR and whether it is as homogenous as it seems.

It is no secret that a lack of diversity – particularly in senior positions – has become one of the biggest challenges for employers. Most would be shocked to learn that in 2018 more than half of FTSE 100 firms did not have a single director from a minority ethnic background and only 22 had any female executives on their boards – a culture that is bound to influence all levels of their organisations, whether it is intended or not.

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April 16, 2019

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