Study finds ‘alarming’ bias against minority ethnic candidates

Research has uncovered an “alarming” level of discrimination against job seekers from minority ethnic backgrounds, who need to send an average of 60% more applications to receive the same level of interest as those from majority groups.

Nearly a quarter (24%) of applicants from white Western backgrounds received a call back from employers, but only 15% of applicants from a minority ethnic background had a positive response, a study by the Centre for Social Integration at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, has found.

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