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Study: What Companies Are Doing (and Not Doing) to Make the Workplace More Diverse

10/20/2021 8:55 AM | Valentina Dingle (Administrator)

A new report reveals major misalignments between employers and employees that are hindering DEI efforts.

BY MARCEL SCHWANTES, FOUNDER AND CHIEF HUMAN OFFICER, LEADERSHIP FROM THE CORE

In the last year, companies have been forced to rethink their approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), creating more inclusive environments to meet the needs of their employees, customers, and investors.

Our society is still in the infancy of a true DEI movement in the workplace, but its importance is growing by the day. And for many companies, DEI may not only become a needed social initiative but also a requirement for employee recruitment and retention.

The Great Resignation has plagued the workforce in 2021, with 52 percent of workers planning to change their job, worsening existing labor shortages amid job openings surging above 10 million. DEI has become an important organizational attribute, but what are companies really doing to further DEI? And what do employees think about those efforts?

To uncover how employee perceptions of DEI compare to employer actions, Lever, a talent acquisition suite, recently released their State of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts: Progress, Priorities, and Opportunities Report. The report surveyed over 1,000 employed adults and over 500 HR decision-makers in the U.S. to discover how DEI initiatives have progressed within organizations, and how employers and employees view these initiatives.

Read the full article HERE.


The Diversity Workforce Coalition comprises employers and other community members whose dual purpose is to promote diversity in the workplace through education, training, and enhanced networking opportunities, and to identify and connect resources to its members and the public.

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