Diversity And Inclusion Technology: New Research By RedThread & Mercer

Free Resource A Data Driven Approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Recently, RedThread Research in partnership with Mercer, published an industry report titled, Diversity and Inclusion Technology: Could this be the Missing Link?

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The goal of this research was to address five key questions:

  1. What is D&I technology?
  2. Why are D&I technologies coming to market right now?
  3. What are the benefits and potential risks?
  4. What types of D&I technologies exist?
  5. Who are some of the players in the different D&I technology categories?

The report summarizes some of the major benefits and motives behind the increasing interest in diversity and inclusion tech including:

  • More consistent, less biased, and scalable people decision-making processes
  • Raising awareness of bias occurring in real-time and at the individual level and enabling a range of people to act on it
  • Measuring and monitoring the impact of efforts designed to improve D&I outcomes
  • Signaling the importance of a diverse and inclusive culture to the organization

The research covers over 100 vendors in the space divided into D&I “focus”, “feature”, and “friendly” vendors in sourcing, selection, performance management, and leadership development.

Ideal is featured as a D&I feature vendor that “uses AI to screen candidate profiles and automate communications; includes options for blind candidate screening.”

Read the full report to get an in-depth overview of this growing and important HR tech marketplace.