SMEs are lagging behind on diversity

April 2007
People Management;4/5/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p12
The article focuses on ethnic diversity in small- and medium-sized businesses in Great Britain. Small- and medium-sized businesses have been slow to embrace ethnic diversity despite the commercial benefits it can bring, according to a European Union-funded research. The report by the Policy Research Institute on Ageing and Ethnicity (PRIAE), which surveyed 300 such businesses, found 90 percent of them had less than 10 percent of black or minority ethnic (BME) managers, and 35 percent had none.


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