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
Capgemini was also named as a Finalist in the Recruitment category of Business in the Community’s Race Equality Awards 2017. Winners of the awards were announced last night at a celebration event at HSBC’s offices in London.
“We are proud to be named in the Best Employer for Race list. As a strongly non-hierarchical business in over 40 countries, with over 100 languages spoken, Capgemini benefits from a truly diverse mix of cultures and ethnicities. We are committed to hiring, developing and progressing talented people from any backgrounds, and to foster a culture where everyone who works for or alongside us feels welcome and respected whatever their race or ethnicity.
At Capgemini, we believe diversity and inclusion are at the heart of a successful workplace; we continue to strive for an environment where everyone feels valued, included and empowered. We are delighted to have our efforts recognised by Business in the Community.” – Frances Duffy, Capgemini UK HR Director.
Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director at Business in the Community, said: “Congratulations to Capgemini on being named in the first ever Best Employers for Race listing and as a Finalist in Business in the Community’s Race Equality Awards. They are taking a comprehensive and strategic approach to tackling racial inequalities within their organisation and have shown their strong commitment and leadership on this issue. I hope more employers will follow their examples 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 and Business in the Community Race Equality Awards winners and Finalists is available via the Business in the Community website.