Firms rush to boost diversity but some over-rely on training

Training organisations that run diversity and inclusion courses have reported a surge in enquiries over the past two months but have said some businesses misunderstand the training while the motivation of others was not genuine.

The global rise of the Black Lives Matters in the wake of police killings of black people in the US has seen companies redouble their efforts to improve diversity among employees.

Training provider Skills 4 said it had seen about a 60% increase in enquiries in recent weeks, while diversity and inclusion specialist Pearn Kandola also told Personnel Today about a new wave of interest.

Skills 4 CEO Jayne Little said: “They are genuine enquiries which is great, but many companies are at the start of their journey and believe that this training will be a ‘silver bullet’ to create more diverse and inclusive workplaces.”

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