30 August 2018

  |  CBI Press Team

Update

What gets measured gets done: businesses will welcome steps to help collect diversity data

We've responded to the Equality and Human Rights Commission report on ethnic and disability pay gap reporting.

What gets measured gets done: businesses will welcome steps to help collect diversity data

Matthew Fell, CBI Chief UK Policy Director, said:

“This research rightly finds that improving workforce diversity is a priority for businesses. It's true that what gets measured gets done, so businesses will welcome steps to help them collect diversity data, set targets and track progress, as well as understand the issues faced by different groups of workers.

“Any reporting must be done in a way that is supported by both businesses and employees, to avoid companies doing the bare minimum and to address legitimate staff concerns about intrusiveness where sample sizes are small.  Companies wants to work with the Government to develop the detail of reporting frameworks that will help them to better achieve their goal of becoming more inclusive employers.”