A diversity, assessment and development specialist, Professor Binna Kandola is co-founder and senior partner of business psychology firm, Pearn Kandola. With a particular interest in the study of unconscious bias, he is also the author of ‘Racism at Work: The Danger of Indifference’, as well as the critically-acclaimed 'The Invention of Difference: The story of gender bias at work' and 'The Value of Difference: Eliminating bias in organisations'. Binna is a visiting Professor at Leeds University and Aston University, a consulting editor for the Journal of Occupational and Organisational Psychology and has been recognised by The Independent on Sunday as one of the UK’s Top Ten Business Psychologists. He was awarded an OBE in 2008 for services to disadvantaged people and diversity, and is a regular contributor to the media, having appeared on Sky News, BBC Breakfast, Channel 4 News and the Radio 4 Today Show.
What I can’t help but feel discouraged by is that despite a solid commitment to change, this year’s results have demonstrated just how resilient bias can be.
Only once we have developed the ability to recognise and challenge our own unconscious biases will modern racism be overcome, and we will see a level playing field for all – not just for footballers
18/01/2019 16:46 GMT
If the gender pay gap is going to be tackled once and for all, it’s our perceptions of gender roles in the workplace that must change.
20/11/2018 12:05 GMT
We Need To Recognise That Racism Still Exists. We May Have Come A Long Way, But There Is Still A Lot To Be Done
We need to recognise and deal directly with the new strain of subtle racism that exists today. Racism is not a thing of the past – yet. But we can make it so.
02/11/2018 16:37 GMT
To solve the problem, we must address the lack of opportunity for BAME people to advance to more senior positions
11/09/2018 16:57 BST
Racism has evolved to become more subtle, though no less damaging
16/08/2018 16:54 BST
Women’s sport is finally coming off the bench - and about time, too. But why has it taken so long?
24/06/2018 22:20 BST
What we need to see happen next, in my mind, is other companies following Starbucks’ example
25/05/2018 13:53 BST
95% of the nominees for Best Actor were white - the same percentage as for Best Actress
21/02/2018 16:48 GMT
Cyrille Regis was one of the first black footballers to represent England, making his debut as a substitute against Northern
31/01/2018 10:50 GMT
There are workplace cultures and processes that can be taken advantage of
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26/10/2017 16:02 BST
According to the news headlines of late, the working world has not been great for women. It seems that issues around unconscious bias are still rife - and they have certainly captured the attention of the media. Currently Google is facing a class action lawsuit from roughly sixty women, all of whom are involved in the same row around issues of sexism at the tech giant.
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Why aren't women moving up the regular talent pipeline, and instead falling behind their male counterparts? Unless business leaders and employees alike begin to ask these questions, and really listen and engage with the discussions, we will not be able to foster change or pose solutions which tackle the real causes of this inequality.
23/06/2017 11:18 BST
For us to progress, we must move past the realm of simply reporting and observing. Even though examining the difference between male and female salaries is an excellent place to start, we must begin to broaden our understanding and endeavour to undertake contextual analyses of women in the working world so we can combat the roots of gender inequality, rather than the symptoms that come to fruition as a result of them.
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