Diversity And Discrimination in The Charity Sector report

27 Mar 2018

Research: Diversity And Discrimination in The Charity Sector

CharityJob’s recent research paper investigates diversity and discrimination in the not-for-profit sector.  
The research covers both candidate and recruiter perspectives, investigating gender, disability, ethnicity, age, relationship status and skills.
The charity sector can be perceived as being caring and inclusive, but just how well are we doing at maintaining this?
The research investigates these questions and many more.
Findings include:
  • Candidates most commonly discussed how their gender would negatively impact them as a result of having children, including the impact of maternity leave and career breaks.
  • Most candidates (64%) felt that charity recruiters did not do enough to encourage those with disabilities to apply to their jobs.
  • Age, gender, and ethnicity/race were the most commonly experienced forms of discrimination.
  • The majority of recruiters said they felt confident in knowing the best practices for recruiting, with one in five saying they felt ‘very confident’.
  • Recruiters most commonly perceived of diversity in terms of race and ethnicity (70%), with gender (30%) and mental and physical health (29%) also featuring.
  • Three-quarters of recruiters (73%) said they looked for candidates outside of the charity sector when recruiting but a large number (24%) said they did so sometimes
Click here to download the report