Has COVID been positive for diversity and inclusion?

Research: WFH could be seen as levelling the playing field.

by Lauren Brown

A survey of more than 1,000 senior leaders has revealed how they perceive the impact of Covid-19 on company diversity, inclusion and equality. 

Of the 1,124 respondents – 638 directors, 146 from the C-suite/MD and 340 business owners – surveyed for the Hays Diversity & Inclusion 2020 Report, almost a third (29 per cent) said COVID-19 had positively shaped their organisation’s equality, diversity and inclusion agenda. 

Conversely, 61 per cent said there’d been no change and 10 per cent said it had been negatively affected. 

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