Few managers of ethnic background

17th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

17 April 2007, AMSTERDAM – Two-thirds of employers do not have a single manager of ethnic background at their business. This emerged from a study by Banen, the Volkskrant's weekly magazine on employment, and advertisement bureau GITP.

17 April 2007

AMSTERDAM – Two-thirds of employers do not have a single manager of ethnic background at their business. This emerged from a study by Banen, the Volkskrant's weekly magazine on employment, and advertisement bureau GITP.

The Volkskrant published the conclusions from the study today.

The report shows that businesses still see a lot of obstacles in finding and holding on to workers with a multicultural background. One-fifth of employers see language problems among highly educated minorities as a stumbling block. 17 percent say that workers of ethnic background do not join the company culture.

Two-thirds of the employers interviewed said that the workplace should be a reflection of society, but only one-fifth actually has enough workers of ethnic background in their business to meet the norm.

One in six workers should be of ethnic background for the workplace to reflect the composition of society. But 81 percent of companies and government agencies has a much lower ratio. 13 percent does not have a single person of ethnic background in their employ.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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