Impact Signs the Race Charter
As part of our continued commitment to diversity in the media
and creative industry, Impact has signed up to the Business in the
Community Race Charter. We are one of the first Recruitment
Agencies to commit and are proud of our ongoing partnership with
BITC and the positive impact we make on our local and wider
BITC Press Release -
Business in the Community (BITC) in partnership with the
government is pleased to announce that Impact Creative Recruitment
has signed up to the Race at Work Charter, an initiative designed
to improve outcomes for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME)
employees in the UK.
The charter builds on the work of the 2017 McGregor-Smith
Review, 'Race in the workplace', a wake-up call for UK employers,
which found that people from BAME backgrounds were still
underemployed, under-promoted and under-represented at senior
levels. So far more than 170 public, private and charitable
organisations have signed up to the charter.
The Race at Work Charter is designed to foster a public
commitment to improving outcomes of BAME employees in the
workplace. It consists of five principles to ensure organisations
address the barriers to BAME recruitment and progression.
Organisations that sign up to the charter such as [insert company
name] are publicly committing to:
Appointing an Executive Sponsor for race
Capturing data and publicising progress
Ensuring zero tolerance of harassment and bullying
Making equality in the workplace the responsibility of all leaders
Taking action that supports ethnic minority career progression
The 2018 Race at Work Scorecard report by BITC showed that there
is still a need for concerted and consistent action from employers
across the UK to improve outcomes for BAME employees. The report
· There has been
an increase in the number of workers from BAME background who
report that they have witnessed or experienced racist harassment or
bullying from customers or service users.
· Despite being
ambitious, over half of BAME employees still believe they will have
to leave their current organisation to progress their career.
· The proportion of
managers who report that they have a performance objective to
promote equality at work has fallen from 41% in 2015 to 32% in
· Most significantly,
employees have not reported any increase in the number of leaders
demonstrating commitment and taking action since 2015.
Sandra Kerr OBE, race equality director at
Business in the Community, said:
"We would like to thank Impact for setting out their commitment
to being an inclusive and responsible employer. By signing up to
the charter they are showing that they aspire to have one of the
most inclusive workplaces in the country. Together we can break
down barriers in the workplace, raise the aspirations and
achievements of talented individuals, and deliver an enormous boost
to the long-term economic position of the UK."
Nick Evans, Co-Founder, Impact
"As a company focused on inclusiveness and good business
practice, we are proud to sign the Race at Work Charter. Providing
equal opportunities for all our team regardless of ethnicity has
been one of the cornerstones of our success. Signing the charter
demonstrates our on-going commitment to diversity in our business
and the media industry as a whole."