William Hill gets hold of highest industry rank on Financial Times ‘Diversity Index’
William Hill Plc is the highest-ranked gambling firm to be featured in the Financial Times annual ‘Diversity Leaders Index’, an index that tracks the progress of corporate inclusivity directives amongst Europe’s biggest corporations. Composed by research partner Statista, employees evaluate European companies on diversity of gender, ethnicity, age, disability and sexual orientation.
The FT claimed that its 2020 index had received significant public interest following the events of a year like no other, in which workforces had been required to work from home as a whole and social justice movements and organizations were placing inclusion and fair representation in front of certain corporate and political agendas.
Statista revealed while leading its research that it had pointedly chosen the views of ‘under-represented’ groups of people in working environments, including women of colour and the disabled who ‘were given more weight in the survey’.
William Hill ranked as the highest placed European gambling administrator after registering a score of 7.58 and indexing 150 out of 15,000 companies with over 100,000 employees surveyed. Meanwhile, FTSE competitor GVC Holdings’ UK subsidiary Ladbrokes Coral was the sole other gambling firm to register on the index ranked 793, having registered a score of 6.98.
This November, the All-in Diversity Project (AiDP), an industry diversity and inclusivity non-profit, published its second annual report that analyses the workforce make-up and leadership composition of the international gambling industry.
After deep analysis of last year’s data from 26 different gambling firms, AiDP emphasized the decline in boardroom-level female representation and claimed that the sector faced issues of pay parity as “without exception, every salary band shows males earning more than females”.