The global Black Lives Matter movement has shone a stark spotlight on the need for society and organisations to stop, reflect and acknowledge where they need to start making changes. While laws and changing social norms have helped to make overt and blatant racism unacceptable, a shake-up in working practice and systemic culture is required. And that will only happen if we all take ownership of the issue. 

Join Nigel Cassidy and this months’ guests, John Amaechi OBE, Bernadette Thompson and Professor Binna Kandola OBE, to understand how organisations can move beyond token gestures and diversity tick box exercises. It’s time to erase racism from the workplace and the journey needs to start now.

Duration: 00:32:21

More on this topic

Thought leadership
Are British employers making progress in reducing the gender pay gap?

Charles Cotton looks at trends and developments in gender pay gap reporting in Britain, highlights implications and makes recommendations for HR teams

CIPD Viewpoint
Religion and belief

Explore the CIPD’s point of view on religion and belief, including actions for Government and recommendations for employers

CIPD Viewpoint
Age-diverse workforces

Explore the CIPD’s point of view on age diversity in the workplace, including recommendations for employers and actions for the UK Government

Latest CIPD podcasts

Podcasts
HR's next top operating model

Is the traditional HR operating model still fit-for-purpose or do we need to consider a new model?

Podcasts
Evidence-based L&D – The gift of AI

Do L&D professionals need greater curiosity to explore how AI can support them and bolster learning outcomes?

Podcasts
Is your organisation neuroinclusive?

It’s estimated that 1 in 5 people are neurodivergent in some way, amounting to a significant proportion of any workforce. While awareness of neurodiversity may have improved in recent years, how neuroinclusive is your organisation?

Podcasts
Why should environmental sustainability matter to people professionals?

Is environmental sustainability simply a passing trend for the PR-conscious? In this episode, we explore how people professionals can be agents of change for an important issue that has further reaching implications outside of their organisation.

All podcasts