The great diversity divide: Rest of the UK lags significantly behind London workplaces on making diversity & inclusion a priority

New research from networking group People Like Us and Censuswide explores the impact the Black Lives Matter movement has had on the UK workforce. The research reveals a divided national response to the protests with two-thirds (67%) of London professionals saying that they feel Diversity & inclusion (D&I) are a higher priority for their company since the movement came into the spotlight in 2020; however, this falls to well under a third of workers outside London. Over a third (35%) of the workforce agree that the momentum of diversity has…

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Urgent call issued to recruiters to help address Marcomms’ “BAME COVID crisis”

Networking group People Like Us has announced its latest virtual event aimed at addressing racial underrepresentation in the media and marcomms industries. The latest instalment is designed specifically for marcomms professionals from minority ethnic backgrounds that have been directly impacted by COVID19 and are currently job seeking. The event comes after research conducted by People Like Us revealed that over four in 10 (42%) marcomms professionals from minority ethnic backgrounds felt their career prospects suffered since the start of the pandemic and 37% felt that diversity is less of a priority in the…

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People Like Us: a celebration of diversity in the media and communications industry

PrettyGreen’s Sheeraz Gulsher and LinkedIn’s Darain Faraz announce People Like Us, a quarterly networking event designed to celebrate the work of black and minority ethnic professionals in the media and communications industries. Sheeraz and Darain are siblings who grew up in Luton and have been working in the industry collectively for over 25 years. The event is open to professionals at all levels, it is now sold out, however please email your details to info@peoplelikeus.uk to be placed on the waiting list The inaugural event will take place at Snap Inc, parent company of Snapchat, where attendees…

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