A new report shows that there are many UK employers still not making the effort to improve the level of equality, diversity and inclusion in their hiring process.
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) commissioned a survey of 167 employers of different sizes across the UK to ask about the equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) measures they take when recruiting.
Of those surveyed, 60% said they have reviewed the wording of their job adverts in order to improve inclusion – this is up from 54% last year.
However, 49% said they do not state their interest in hiring diverse candidates in their job adverts. This is roughly the same proportion as last year (48%).
Around two-thirds of respondents (67%) do not use name-blind CVs during selection, and as many as 56% do not have a policy of using diverse interview panels.
Neil Carberry, REC Chief Executive, said, “Given the profile of equality, diversity and inclusion issues, it is disappointing to see so little action being taken by firms. While a slim majority of employers have reviewed the wording of their adverts, the overall picture suggests there is a lot still to do.