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On 20 Apr 2015 at 4:47pm Country Boy wrote:
Labour says 1 in 7 Company Directors should be black or from an ethnic minority. Whatever happened to a meritocracy?
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On 20 Apr 2015 at 6:49pm feline wrote:
Do you think that company directors are currently recruited by a meritocratic process Country Boy?
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On 20 Apr 2015 at 6:59pm Country Boy wrote:
I would hope so! Best person for the job at all times. It has been the case with all the businesses that I have interfaced with.
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On 20 Apr 2015 at 7:08pm meritocratic interface wrote:
Beam me up Scotty
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On 20 Apr 2015 at 7:23pm Kettle wrote:
So the best person is nearly always a white man?
Or does the choice reflect the choosers?
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On 20 Apr 2015 at 7:33pm Sussex Jim wrote:
Some years ago I read an article which said that any company over a certain size in the U.S. had to employ at least one token black man. This led to the hapless black employee being constantly referred to by some as "Token"
Most put on a brave face and laughed it off: but is this the sort of thing Labour really want?
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On 20 Apr 2015 at 8:00pm Kev wrote:
you are getting mixed up between targets and quotas I think.
No sane person believes it is only white middle aged blokes have the talent, it needs gently bringing out, and that is what targets draw out.
There is a whole host of prejudice, status quo, and policy (ie paternity/maturity/childcare that determine the make up of a board. Not merit,why shouldn't we target to change that situation?
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On 20 Apr 2015 at 8:22pm Country Boy wrote:
If I run a business why should I not be allowed to appoint the best person for the job regardless of colour, race etc?
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On 20 Apr 2015 at 9:39pm kev wrote:
I'm not sure you need to worry about that eventuality country boy,it sure you have the merit to lead a Board.


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