Diversity & Inclusion

Can advanced technology, like machine learning and artificial intelligence systems, strengthen efforts to diversify the workforce? Some argue such software can temper unconscious bias while other approaches, such as neuroscience-driven personality assessments, will lead to more inclusive recruiting. Why? Because they emphasize a candidate’s overall fit rather than the skills and experience traditional approaches rely on. As younger workers place more emphasis on diversity, the stakes for employers grow more serious. This is a sweet spot for many an HR tech startup, which we cover here.

A new study in America reveals that organizations are making progress when it comes to prioritizing equal pay among men, women, and underrepresented groups in the workplace. Despite that, employers and employees have differing perceptions on how pay equity is being achieved, and barriers to implementing long-lasting change persist....
Modern Hire released its Talent Analytics Maturity Model, which provides companies with a self-evaluation survey using an AI integration that offers the ability to understand their level of talent analytics maturity and readiness. Executive Vice President of Innovation Eric Sydell said the model offers an approach to talent management that...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Listen to a podcast of our roundup. LinkedIn launched Diversity Nudges, which notify employers when their talent pool becomes unbalanced by gender. When gender representation is off, users will be alerted and provided with the male/female relationship of a...
Transcript Mark: Welcome to PeopleTech, the podcast of the HCM Technology Report. I'm Mark Feffer.             My guest today is Bob Lockett, chief diversity and talent officer at ADP. He's responsible for the company's diversity and talent strategy and oversees performance management, leadership development, engagement and culture, among other things.            ...
The gap between what companies intend to do to address diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and what they are actually doing narrowed by 1.2% in 2022, to a -5.8% difference from the -7% gap recorded in 2021. The numbers were published in Salary.com’s 2022 DE&I Intentions vs. Actions Survey. The...
Transcript Mark (00:00): Welcome to PeopleTech, the podcast of the HCM Technology Report. I'm Mark Feffer. My guest today is Giselle Mota, chief of product inclusion at ADP. She helps the company's teams make sure its products can be used by the widest possible range of people, no matter...
DEI software is often more complicated than most HR professionals realize. To help you understand why, we asked a number of DEI leaders and CEO to get their best insights. Here's what they said. The Human Factors Are Too Complex for the Software The problem with DEI software is that...
Diversity, equity and inclusion programs don't just happen. They require planning, people and time – not to mention a budget to fund communications, learning programs and events. There are also less-tangible requirement: work time that's dedicated to diversity rather than business, auditoriums used to host events or conference rooms for...
In this guest column, SAP Fieldglass CTO Vish Baliga writes that the growth of the contingent workforce requires employers to rethink how they approach diversity. A lot has changed in the past decade. Phones are slimmer and smarter, streaming services are replacing cable TV, but one recent change—the proliferation of...
Despite increasing social, political and even investor pressure, just 19% of the world’s largest companies have disclosed data about the makeup of their workforce, according to a survey by the Workforce Disclosure Initiative, an international investor coalition. Partly funded by the British government, the WDI pushes to improve the data...