Having been asked to get involved in a discussion on Diversity and Inclusion in Insurance later this month (watch this space for more info), I wanted to get an understanding of what a balanced organisation should look like if it was reflective of the demographic of the UK.
For the sake of brevity, let's assume gender and age group parity across ethnicity - so that I can paint a picture of what a company should be aiming for if it is to be truly ethnically diverse in the UK. Let's also assume the company employs 1000 staff...
Of those 1,000:
- 871 should be White/White British
- 69 should be Asian/Asian British
- 30 should be Black/Black British
- 20 should be Mixed race
- 9 should fall into the ethnic group known as 'Other'
- 1 should be a Gypsy/Traveller/Irish Traveller
This is based on the 2011 census results.
My intent with this, and a few subsequent posts I will share over the next couple of weeks, is to set the scene a little for what I believe a 'fair' inclusion policy should be targeting.