The aim of the Annual Workforce Diversity Profile is to highlight the characteristics of the further education workforce in England, in the context of equality and diversity traits. The Staff Individualised Record (SIR) database is analysed in order to establish the most recent staff participation levels and trends. The analysis concentrates on these equality and diversity strands:
These strands have been examined across the workforce according to occupational roles, working pattern and staff contract types. Both national and individual regional overviews of trends in the further education workforce are provided, with the regional comparisons outlined in the appendices. The report also focuses on staff recruitment and leaving rates across these four equality and diversity strands.
How can it be used?
For planning and strategic development
This report presents a rich supply of data against which human resources departments and other teams responsible for planning can measure their own figures in a range of criteria against national, and in some cases regional, benchmarks.
While sets of data in this record concern further education providers, colleges may find similar data sets from other sources, such as from a local authority, to compare how their staffing reflects their local communities (for example, in terms of race and disability).
To support equality and diversity monitoring activities
The more accurate the information available on workforce diversity, the better the sector will be in its succession planning, addressing under-representation and meeting the needs of local communities.
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