Recently, RedThread Research in partnership with Mercer, published an industry report titled, Diversity and Inclusion Technology: Could this be the Missing Link?
The goal of this research was to address five key questions:
What is D&I technology?
Why are D&I technologies coming to market right now?
What are the benefits and potential risks?
What types of D&I technologies exist?
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. Continue reading
The role that AI plays in diversity in recruitment is still being debated.
Critics of AI are worried it will replicate human biases that already exist. Supporters believe AI can help us avoid unconscious bias and increase diversity in recruitment.
I’m biased (of course), but I’m a supporter of using AI in recruiting.
Here’s why: knowing AI has the potential to replicate an existing bias means we can monitor for it. And if a bias does occur, we know how to remove it.
Here are 4 promising ways in which AI is being used to help diversity in recruitment.
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Is it time for workplace equality to be so integrated in business that it is no longer a topic that is discussed?
Salesforce has long been a leader in workplace equality and workplace diversity initiatives.
In terms of diversity hiring, Salesforce implemented their version of the Rooney Rule by interviewing at least one female candidate or underrepresented minority for executive positions.
In terms of equal pay, Salesforce recently assessed the compensation of more than 17,000 employees and spent $3 million to equalize the pay between female and male employees. This occured with those of similar tenure, levels, and performance.
The workplace equality numbers are speaking for themselves according to Salesforce. Continue reading