BIG FOUR FIRMS have ranked in the top ten organisations in a major diversity survey.
Business in the Community's Gender and Race Benchmarking Survey 2012 has placed the four firms in a number of its top ten unranked lists.
Ernst & Young, KPMG and PwC all make the top ten UK organisations for both ethnicity and gender.
The benchmarking follows a set of workforce metrics, as well as documentary evidence and statements. All submissions went through a two-stage review process.
HM Revenue & Customs made both the gender and diversity public sector charts.
Stephen Howard, chief executive of Business in the Community, said: "My congratulations to these organisations demonstrating a clear strategic commitment to achieving racial and gender equality, diversity and inclusion. They should be commended for attaining our industry-respected mark."
They still have along way to go with their recruitment practices. The government says that the private sector is recruiting, in reality if you have worked in the public sector the private sector wont take you. the Big 4 won't even take junior staff with a public sector background and who don't have a 'professional services background'. The Big 4 use specific recruitment agencies who do not entertain public sector professionals when looking for work. Many ethnic people work in the public sector and have transferable skills. Very few black people work in the Big 4 and I am not talking about the reception, security, PA's, catering staff. The Big 4 champion gay and women's issues nut not tackle race.
Posted by: vivienne, 11 Nov 2012 | 17:46
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