GetApp surveyed 1,001 employees to better understand how companies
are approaching diversity and inclusion and whether they do enough to promote it.

As of November 2021, GetApp’s new study reveals that over half (59%) of respondents believe their company still has ‘a lot or a bit’ of work to do to progress diversity and inclusion policies within their workplace.

19% of the employees surveyed do not have a diversity and inclusion policy in place within their company. Of this proportion, 11% asserted that their company has no intention of implementing one. 

It is revealed that 23% of the employees surveyed have either been personally discriminated against or have known someone who has been discriminated against in the workplace. Of those that experienced discrimination, 29% encountered racial discrimination, 27% age/generation discrimination, and 23% gender discrimination. Of this proportion, 28% filed a complaint that wasn’t taken seriously by managers.





57% of respondents believe it is very important to work for a company that supports social movements such as Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ+ rights. However, somewhat worryingly, 28% of employees believe it is not very important and 15% said it is not at all important. Of those that stated it is not at all important, the majority were male between the ages of 55-60.

The survey revealed that after the Black Lives Matter movement, 46% of respondents affirmed that either ‘a lot’ or ‘a few’ conversations and meetings to improve workplace diversity and inclusion had occurred. Although 20% of that proportion reported that their company hasn’t yet delivered on its initiatives since they were first discussed.




In terms of gender diversity, GetApp found that 15% of respondents believe men have more growth opportunities within their company. Additionally, 20% believe men are paid more than women. Finally, 40% believe that their company is not transparent when it comes to employees getting pay raises and promotions.

Overall, three-quarters of the respondents stated that diversity is important to them, however 20% assert that they feel unaffected by it, whilst 5% say it is not important to them.

Sonia Navarrete, content analyst at GetApp UK, comments:

The results from GetApp’s recent study on diversity in SMEs reveal the inequalities and disparities present within many UK businesses. The survey also divulged some concerning mentalities when it comes to the importance of diversity and equality, with almost one third of employees believing it is not very important to support social movements such as Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ+ rights, 15% believe it is not at all important.

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Study Methodology

Data for the Diversity and Inclusion UK survey was collected in October 2021, in which 1,001 employees responded to GetApp’s survey.

You can reach Carmina Solano Davis, GetApp Marketing Specialist (UK) via email on, or connect via: GetApp UK LinkedIn.  

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