People working in the hospitality sector are being asked to share their experiences of race, ethnicity and culture within the industry.
The not-for-profit organisation, Be Inclusive Hospitality, and learning and development group CPL Learning have created the Inside Hospitality Survey, from which they hope to gain insight into how people feel about working in the sector and whether they believe that their race, ethnicity, or culture has had an impact on their experiences.
The survey responses are anonymous and will be used to shape future education and provide insights to create an inclusive workplace for the future.
Founder of Be Inclusive Hospitality, Lorraine Copes has worked with leading brands such as Elior UK, TGI Fridays, Shake Shack, Gordon Ramsay Restaurants and Corbin & King across her 18 years in hospitality. She found the absence of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people within positions of influence, or seniority has consistently been a visible problem throughout her career.
"I am approaching this as I would approach any problem needing to be fixed, we need to understand the current status quo first," she said.
"I am a firm believer that the only way to improve and implement change is to measure, track and make incremental changes – the Inside Hospitality Survey is a first step to doing this."
Campbell, chief operating officer at CPL Learning, added: "We want to play our part in helping the hospitality sector to be an inclusive workplace for all that offers equal opportunities. For us to play a role in that, we must first gain insight into the experiences of those working in our sector. This survey will play a crucial role in highlighting the areas where we can contribute."