Managers can often give the impression of bias even when they don’t intentionally discriminate. It looks like too many of them are doing just that.
Almost half (47%) of all employees believe they’ve been discriminated against at work, according to a recent Harris Interactive survey.
What kinds of discrimination are most commonly perceived? Of the people who reported discrimination, they said it was because of their:
- age (52%)
- gender (43%)
- race (34%)
- religion (9%), and
- disability (7%).
In addition, 78% said their employers preach diversity more than they actually practice it, and the majority (61%) said diverse workforces make companies more successful.