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Pertemps leads drive for ethnic equality in the workplace

The recruitment giant has been commended for its staff diversity by the campaign driven by Race for Opportunity, a branch of Business in the Community which calls for cultural and race equality in the workplace.

The revered Top 10 list is published in the results of the UK’s most comprehensive benchmarking survey into how organisations are performing on gender and ethnic equality. Assessment of companies was extensive, with entrants judged on a range of key areas, including career progression, recruitment, supplier diversity, and senior management and board representation of women and ethnic minorities.

PNG beat stiff competition from another 113 public and private sector organisations who submitted workforce data. 

The company has a longstanding emphasis on family values and a compassionate culture. Having grown from humble beginnings as a one-off family business in Birmingham to now the largest privately owned recruitment agency in the UK, PNG strives to make its workplaces  as diverse as possible.

Carmen Watson, chairperson of Pertemps, said, “It is fantastic to see PNG being recognised for our hard work and passion, not just for recruitment but also for cultivating talent no matter what gender, race or age a person is, we will always endeavour to be all-inclusive and assist people’s development both professionally and personally.”

Sandra Kerr OBE, Race for Opportunity director, Business in the Community, said, “Pertemps Network Group is among the organisations leading the way on creating more diverse and inclusive workplaces, and I would like to thank them for their commitment to increasing black and ethnic minority representation in the workplace. It’s now vital that other employers learn from their example by putting diversity at the heart of their organisations and work collaboratively to ensure that opportunities for career success are available to all.”

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