ASDA’s race to increase ethnic minority staff

ASDA has launched a “talent race” initiative to recruit more
managers from ethnic minorities.

The supermarket chain will hold six workshops, starting next
month, around the UK to promote retail as a career for people with ethnic
minorities backgrounds.

The initiative is supported by the Commission for Racial
Equality.

ASDA, which employs 100,000 employees in the UK, aims to
increase it percentage of ethnic minority staff from seven to 10 per cent by
the end of the year.

“This is an important initiative and is what corporate
leaders should be looking at. Getting people recruited to organisations is one
thing, breaking down the glass ceilings within organisations is another,” said
Gurbux Singh, chair of the CRE.

www.asda.co.uk

By Paul Nelson

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