"If businesses want to be diverse, they must completely rethink entry-level recruitment."
"The prevalence of directors with an accountancy/finance background carries a risk that Nomination Committees might be recruiting in their own image."
"It is important that businesses build on the steps that many have already taken to create more inclusive environments."
"Employers should look ahead to future aspirations supported by a series of commitments and activities."
The survey also found that many workers over 35 believe they have skills that are not being put to use.
"Their commitment to increasing diversity in the workplace is second to none."
"Those in a position of authority in an organisation must start doing more to aid diversity and inclusion in the workplace."
“Supporting employers and individuals alike is the most effective way to change the current situation."
“Employers must recognise the potential challenges that a diverse workforce can bring and have a strategy in place to overcome them."