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  • “As a major employer in the health and social care sector, the ability to recruit the nursing and care staff we need is of critical importance to the individual customers and residents who we care for. The UK is already facing a significant shortage of both nursing and care – the independent body Skills for Care estimates that nearly 8% of all nursing posts in adult social care settings are currently vacant. The sector has increasingly had to look overseas to both the EEA and elsewhere to recruit the staff we need. Overseas workers make a crucial contribution to delivering day-to-day care to our residents across the full range of nursing and caring roles. With demand for aged care services increasing (particularly in more acute areas such as dementia) and a shortfall in the number of nurses graduating, this situation will only be exacerbated in the next few years.”
    David Hynam
    CEO, Bupa UK
  • “The UK construction sector’s demand for skilled migrant workers from the EU and beyond cannot be overstated. If the next Government implements an inflexible immigration system that hinders the ability of talented foreign construction workers from making their way to the UK, any manifesto pledges relating to the delivery of housing and infrastructure will be rendered meaningless.”
    Brian Berry
    CEO, Federation of Master Builders
  • “EU migrant labour has become important to almost every sector of agriculture from dairy herdsmen, to hatchery workers and, most notably, seasonal workers to plant and harvest crops. An abrupt reduction in the number of EU workers able to work in the UK after leaving the EU would cause massive disruption to the entire food supply chain.”
    Meurig Raymond
    President, National Farmer’s Union

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posted on 28th September 2020

The impact of the Covid crisis and the Black Lives Matter movements have acted as an x-ray on our societies, exposing deep economic and social injustices. Business leaders and staff across the world are questioning their practices: If we are genuinely recruiting on merit, why do so many workers at the top still look and sound the same? How do we compete in a global marketplace for diverse new customers? How can we make our commitment to diversity and inclusion more than just a soundbite? Can social justice also be a business opportunity?

This report from Global Future seeks to answer these questions. Drawing on a wide range of psychological training and business experience, it outlines five principles for deepening meritocracy in the workplace. Each one is illustrated with practical case studies from leaders living these values every day, from the CEO of the Body Shop to leaders at McKinsey, Intertek and Network Rail. As Lord Parker outlines in his foreword, each principle is also accompanied by tangible actions that can be taken by business leaders and organisations to serve both social justice and good business sense. We hope you enjoy it and we welcome your feedback.

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