Discrimination problem extends across the UKOn 21 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Almost one in four workers in the UK claim to have been a victim ofdiscrimination, bullying or harassment. Research commissioned by the Guardian and recruitment specialists TMPWorldwide and carried out by Mori, reveals the views of the nation’s workforcetowards discrimination and diversity. Only two in five workers, 42 per cent, think employers are harnessing thepotential of the UK’s diverse population. One in three – around nine millionpeople – say discrimination is at large in their organisation. Waqar Azmi, UK national head of equality and diversity for TMP Worldwide,said: “Over the next decade, employers will be faced with a new set ofchallenges resulting from demographic changes and an increase in labour andskill mobility. “This will force employers to take into account all the differentgroups within the population to ensure they attract and retain the best skillsfor their business. “The findings of this research emphasise the concerns of today’sworkforce, “Only once these concerns have been addressed, will we see a long-termknock-on effect on business productivity and, eventually, on the UK economy,”he added. The survey of more than 1,500 people reveals that of all those who had beendiscriminated against, age discrimination came out as the biggest factor, with37 per cent identifying this as a major issue. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.