BBC staff are being told not to hire candidates who are “dismissive” of diversity and inclusion, The Telegraph can disclose.
A recruitment policy document says applicants should be asked to “explain what diversity and inclusion means to you and, should you be successful, what opportunities do you see for you to promote, celebrate or encourage diversity and inclusion in your role?”
The guidelines, used in a major non-editorial department of the BBC, tell recruiters: “Don’t hire [candidates who are] unsuited to the organisation” if they are “dismissive or derisory of diversity and inclusion and surrounding topics”.
That’s how corporate cultures work. Not by changing those within them but by not allowing in those who don’t agree.
It’s also why it’s near impossible to change a corporate culture. You have to burn it down and start again…..