At the CIPD we’re committed to tackling racism and racial discrimination in the workplace. Our anti-racism hub provides access to a range of guidance and resources, but there is more we can do.  In 2020 we started a listening exercise to hear from our members on how we can best support black and ethnic minority people professionals. 

We carried out a range of activities to gather your views:

  • A survey for people to anonymously share their views, opinions and experiences.

  • Virtual roundtable discussions.

  • Engagement through our policy forum and hackathon.

  • Listening to feedback on our race content, such as factsheets and guides. You can get in touch with the team if you have feedback you'd like to share.

We are now reviewing this feedback to plan how we can drive positive change and make important changes in the way we support our worldwide community of members, and the wider profession. 

We will share details of our plans soon.

‘We’ve committed publicly to calling for policy reform, providing support for organisations to act and supporting black and minority ethic people to join our profession and progress within it. And as an employer, we’ve got an action plan in place to close our ethnicity pay gap and achieve greater presentation of black and minority ethnic colleagues in senior roles. But we will only create lasting change if we work together to create fair and inclusive societies, so we want to hear from you.’

Peter Cheese: Chief Executive, CIPD