Is PR prepared for name-blind recruitment?

A ‘foreign sounding’ name will reduce your chances of landing a place with a leading firm or university. That was the message from a BBC article published earlier this week. Reflecting on a range of academic papers, the article highlights the discrimination faced by job candidates and university hopefuls from ethnic minority backgrounds. Implications for …

Diversity should be more than just a slogan

Lord Chris Smith, Chairman of the Advertising Standards Authority, and Andrew Barratt, Head of Ogilvy Pride UK, have written about the need for a sincere commitment to diversity. Just a few weeks ago Washington DC was awash with rainbow colours and delighted celebrations as the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. A sea-change for America. …