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01st Oct 2018

Over Half Of Irish Employees Feel This Way About Their Boss

James Fenton

Feel like your boss doesn’t give you a fair deal? You’re not alone.

A new diversity report by Hays Recruitment has found that 55% of Irish employees feel that their leaders in the workplace show a bias towards people who look, think and act like them. 53%, meanwhile, say that progression has been limited because of gender.

The findings were published in Hays Ireland’s Diversity And Inclusion Report 2018. The company surveyed 850 men and women working across all levels of seniority in public and private sector organisations.

Other interesting findings include 33% believe that challenging cultural norms will impact negatively on their careers while just 43% believe that their organisation is pro-active in its efforts to source diverse candidates.

Speaking about the findings, Maureen Lynch, director at Hays Ireland said:

“Every employee, regardless of background, deserves to work in a safe, supportive and respectful environment, making a clear human case for building fairer and more inclusive workplaces.

“Furthermore, both Irish and international research has consistently shown there is a strong business case for diversity, particularly because it helps to unlock the full potential of an organisation’s talent. Therefore, when company policies and behaviours at all levels of the business are geared towards diversity and inclusion, everyone stands to benefit.

Maureen added that “leaders should aim to ‘lead from the front’ as conscious and self-aware champions of change. Undergoing ‘unconscious bias’ training can help leaders in this endeavour.”

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