Bloomberg Law
Feb. 19, 2021, 9:46 AM

KPMG Work Bias Furor Exposes ‘Loud Minority’ Emboldened by Trump

Ayanna Alexander
Ayanna Alexander

Former KMPG U.K. chief Bill Michael outraged his employees and ultimately lost his job after mocking the concept of unconscious bias, but human resources professionals say he’s far from the only executive to scoff at diversity and inclusion training.

HR professionals said Michael reflects a silent but substantial minority of C-suite executives who are skeptical of the need for such initiatives, and now feel more emboldened to criticize those efforts by former President Donald Trump‘s now-rescinded 2020 executive order restricting diversity training.

“The group who doesn’t take these types of training seriously and don’t care, are a loud minority,” ...

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