This week's letters
Promoting the UK as it is in reality
Far from believing "our workforce is diverse enough," as you quote me in "BBC HR team defends record on minorities", (News, 16 January), I am at one with BBC director-general Greg Dyke on the need to improve recruitment, retention and promotion of ethnic minorities.
I was specifically appointed as head of diversity to achieve this along with pushing forward real opportunities for women, people with disabilities and those of all ages. We have a wealth of diverse talent knocking at our door and under-utilised in our workforce. It's my job to see that talent is tapped, so that the BBC's programmes serve all its audiences and the organisation can represent Britain today as it really is.
Head of diversity, BBC
Many companies work for scheme
It was great to see such enthusiastic coverage of the DRC's Actions Speak Louder Than Words campaign in "Lloyds TSB puts disabled graduates on fast stream", (News, 28 November). However, the summary of Lloyds TSB's commitment was slightly misleading.
Lloyds TSB has been a partner of the Fast-Track disabled graduate recruitment scheme run by Scope, the disability charity since, 1999. The Fast-Track scheme is not exclusive to this one employer. Although their commitment to Louder Than Words grew out of their relationship with Scope, we are also in partnership with many other high-profile companies such as HSBC, Barclays, B&Q and ICL.
Press & PR manager, Scope
Letter of the Week
An ill-considered set of rules
In response to the article in Personnel Today, "Data rules could curb staff absence records", (News, 16 January), on the subject of the proposed new code from the Data Protection Commissioner on recording of employee sickness absence, I would have to say that I have never read such an ill-considered set of rules.
Our company operates a fairly generous sick pay scheme, paying full salary for an agreed period. If we are to be denied the opportunity to record an individual's absences, will