The Overlooked Talent Pool: How your Organisation can Bridge the Gap

Topics Masterclass Description The scale of the issues facing ethnically diverse professionals in the workplace is immense, having roots in…

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Masterclass Description

The scale of the issues facing ethnically diverse professionals in the workplace is immense, having roots in the socioeconomic and racial history of the UK. In the financial services sector, in particular, most diverse employees find themselves in lower-paid roles and unable to move beyond the middle management grade in the organisation. Despite organisations’ heavy investment to address this gap through their diversity efforts, ethnic minorities are still missing at leadership levels while others walk out the doors in frustration.

Organisations that hope to make meaningful progress are taking steps to reap the benefits of a diverse and inclusive team, although this has been slow. Success will require organisations to adopt an ecosystem approach, which includes investing in culture change, ensuring transparency and equality in processes, addressing the trust gaps, etc. Given the complexity of the challenges and the length of time it will take to see results, organisations will need to act more boldly and strategically than they did in the past.

Career Masterclass has written a report titled ‘Unlocking the Overlooked Talent Pool’. Therefore, the Talent Forum title ‘The Overlooked Talent Pool: How your Organisation Can Bridge the Gap’ has been aligned to the report and will explore the overlooked talent pool, why ethnically diverse professionals get stuck and are unable to progress into leadership levels, why diversity efforts are yet to translate into results and how organisations can unblock the concrete ceiling effect for black and ethnically diverse professionals who are stuck in the frozen middle.

What you’ll learn in this Masterclass

  • Why ethnically diverse professionals get stuck and cannot advance to leadership positions

  • Why diversity efforts haven’t yielded results, and how organisations can unblock the concrete ceiling effect for Black and ethnically diverse professionals stuck in the ‘frozen middle’.

Instructor

Rebecca Otter
Rebecca Otter is a Director in Leathwaite’s Global HR Practice. Covering the whole spectrum of HR specialisms at the executive level, Ms. Otter has partnered with leading global, regional and national businesses to source, assess and secure top talent from a range of backgrounds and industries. The global HR practice are domain experts, providing strategic solutions via Leathwaite’s Executive Search, Executive Interim and Market Intelligence products. Ms. Otter and her team work in partnership with business and HR leaders to help organizations face a range of business-critical challenges. Prior to joining Leathwaite in 2012, Rebecca worked at Maze Executive Search and Selection, a financial services infrastructure specialist recruitment firm. Ms. Otter partnered with her clients to hire mid-level talent into investment banking finance roles. Ms. Otter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manchester in History of Art.
Aggie Mutuma
Aggie is the CEO and lead consulting director of Mahogany Inclusion Partners. Aggie is a passionate Inclusion and Anti-Racism expert, Executive Coach and engaging speaker who excels at partnering organisations to build cultures where everyone can thrive. Her recent accolades include being voted a top 20 Most influential HR thinker in 2022 by fellow people professionals. She works with C-Suite leaders and their teams to deliver DEI strategies and anti-racism strategies. Cross industry organisations she has supported include global FTSE100 organisations, consultancies, retailers, third sector and public sector organisations. She is a trusted advisor for the CIPD and an engaging speaker, most recently for the CBI, FTSE 100 organisations and the CIPD Annual Conference 2020.

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The Talent Forum title ‘The Overlooked Talent Pool: How your Organisation Can Bridge the Gap’ has been aligned to the report and will explore the overlooked talent pool, why ethnically diverse professionals get stuck and are unable to progress into leadership levels, why diversity efforts are yet to translate into results and how organisations can unblock the concrete ceiling effect for black and ethnically diverse professionals who are stuck in the frozen middle.

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