Racial bias still rears its head during recruitmentOn 14 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. • A survey of higher education institutions reveals asignificant percentage of people claiming racial discrimination during therecruitment process.Of the five cases in higher education that have been takento an industrial tribunal in the past three years, three have been upheld. Inall three cases the complainant received compensation.The survey, Ethnicity and Employment in Higher Education, isthe first major study to look at biasin the sector. It found thatthree-quarters of institutions routinely monitor job applications by ethnicity.But only a quarter said they ever take any policy decisionson the basis of those statistics.Monitoring other aspects of employment is rare, with only 26per cent of respondents tracking ethnicity and internal promotions. The figurefor grievance and disciplinary procedures is 11 per cent.