BAME EMPLOYEES’ WORK EXPERIENCE IN THE UK PUBLIC SECTOR
Wednesday 1st December 2021, 1pm - 2:00pm
Speaker: Dr Mohammed Ishaq
BAME employees’ work experience in the UK public sector: An empirical study of academic and research libraries
Dr. Mohammed Ishaq is a Reader in Human Resource Management at the University of the West of Scotland and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. Mohammed has engaged in multidisciplinary research over the past 20 years spanning the disciplines of sociology, politics, and the wider discipline of business and management incorporating HRM.
Mohammed’s main interests are in the areas of equality, diversity and inclusion particularly within a workplace context and with specific focus on the public sector. Mohammed is engaged in research of a practical and applied nature with implications for organisations, societies and communities. Mohammed has published widely in peer reviewed journals and conducted consultancy for the Scottish Government, the Equality and Human Rights Commission and SCONUL. Mohammed is also a member of a number of groups and organisations including the Diversity and Equality Alliance Renfrewshire Group and the Scottish Football Association Equality and Diversity Advisory Board.
The research was aimed at gauging the experiences of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff working in academic and research libraries across the UK, part of the higher education and public sector significantly under researched. Using an essentially qualitative approach involving a series of in-depth interviews, the research design captured the lived experiences of BAME library employees.
In this session, Mohammed will be discussing about the challenges and its implications for the work experience and career development of BAME library staff. Based on real life experiences of BAME staff, his research plugs a gap in a neglected area of the public and higher education sector and provides an opportunity for managers of academic libraries to reflect on the issues raised and consider interventions based on the recommendations.
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