Survey finds disability and age discrimination are biggest industry concern
A new survey by Wildgoose Events has found that disability and age discrimination are top concerns for UK employees.
The ‘Diversity and Inclusivity in the Workplace’ survey showed that over 50% of people felt the inclusion of disabled people was the area their workplace required most improvement in. Diversity of age groups came a close second at just under 50%.
The survey also found that 47% of male employees don’t consider the gender pay gap to be a major issue, in comparison to three quarters of females that do.
The survey found, however, that the gap between men and women narrowed when it comes to equal promotion opportunities.
Commenting on the survey findings, head of learning & development Jim Alexander said: "The findings from our survey highlight that despite organisations making headway in relation to diversity and inclusion policy, there is still a long way to go before we achieve inclusivity across all cross-sections of the workforce.
Creating an inclusive culture can only happen when people throughout all tiers of organisations (from entry to c-suite level) fully understand the importance and benefits of diversity and inclusion to both business and people - and take meaningful action towards long-lasting change."
The survey follows from Wildgoose’s previous ‘Friends in the Workplace’ and ‘Mental Health in the Workplace’ surveys, aiming to gather insight from event industry employees across a range of seniority levels.