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BAME progression: The employer's or individual's responsibility?

Both employers but also BAME individuals themselves must take ownership for their career progression, according to speakers at a recent roundtable

Speakers at an Equality Group roundtable, attended exclusively by HR magazine, discussed the organisation's latest report BAME Boss: Ethnic Minority Aspirations of Being on the Board, which found that more than half (59%) of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) citizens aspire to be in the boardroom, but just 2% make it.

They also discussed the report's finding that 55% of BAME people had been told by a careers advisor to be more realistic in their expectations, compared to just 19% of non-BAME individuals who had been told the same.

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March 13, 2019

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