• Been pleasantly surprised by my work place; when the recent events came out the management sent round an email with the usual empty wording around being against racism & being an inclusive business which I originally thought would be all they'd do and was pretty disappointing (if not surprising) but as a business it looks like more is being done:

    • Rolled out compulsory unconscious bias training across the group, it was all bias but had a focus on race. It was pretty basic training but probably not bad as a first step - personally having read links/articles posted on here plus general looking around, none of it was new to me but as a foundation for other people that maybe haven't done much it was probably a good start.

    • The business is employing an equality role with a remit looking across the whole group, looking to improve diversity

    • They'd already started this but are pushing it more now - running an internship program specifically looking to recruit from different backgrounds rather than the norm for the industry.

    • There are some pretty senior people looking into a few other long term options for boosting diversity & inclusion, with more junior staff being offered the opportunity to help/contribute.

    The industry in general is extremely white & middle class and my employer is a typical example of that so there is a very long way to go but at least they are doing something and spending a decent amount of cash doing it. We'll have to see in a year or so if things really change.


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