Eversheds praised for Black, Asian and minority ethnic employee progression

Eversheds has been named as one of the top 10 private sector organisations for racial diversity and inclusion by Race for Opportunity, the race diversity campaign from Business in the Community.

The unranked list is published in Action and Achievement, a report on the results of the UK’s most comprehensive benchmarking survey into how organisations are performing on gender and race equality in the workplace.

The report analyses data submitted by Opportunity Now and Race for Opportunity member companies across a range of key areas, including career progression, recruitment, supplier diversity and senior management and board representation of ethnic minorities and also includes examples of best-practice trends in gender and race progression.

Each organisation that enters receives a bespoke confidential feedback report, which identifies both successes and areas for improvement. The best-performing benchmarking organisations on race had a number of characteristics in common, including tracking promotion rates of all employees by ethnicity and having an up-to-date business case and a race strategy that is signed off by the board. They also had board-level accountability and a very senior diversity champion with a race remit.