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.

In this guest column, Amanda Wright of the web site Better Buys, details five tactics that, while simple, can go a long way toward establishing gender equality in your company. Today, many people believe the gender gap is shrinking due to the number of companies touting their...
Visier added new features to its Visier People platform to provide enterprise organizations with insights into their hourly, contract and seasonal workers. The package, called Visier People Workforce, connects workforce data from any available source to generate information business leaders can use to develop and implement more effective...
Dallas-based startup Kanarys launched a collaboration platform designed to facilitate discussions on diversity and inclusion between employers and employees. Kanarys’ technology gathers and analyzes cultural and demographic data, industry rankings, trends and anonymous employee reviews to provide information companies can use to build inclusive workplaces and...
Visier announced a data integration with TrustSphere, which provides relationship analytics and organizational network analysis. Through the integration, users will be able to review ONA metrics and wider workforce data side-by-side. The integration will facilitate better decision making by Visier customers, the company said. Previously, relationship...
Visier introduced an analytics feature that provides up-to-date visibility into the state of their organization’s diversity and inclusion efforts. The SaaS solution helps identify opportunities and risks to aid HR and business leaders as they develop strategies around achieving their organization’s D&I goals. The product, called Visier People,...
The workforce that develops artificial intelligence products is in “a diversity crisis,” says a new report. As a result, algorithms behind the technology are usually biased themselves. According to Discriminating Systems,...
Working with diversity consultant Paradigm, recruiting platform provider Greenhouse has launched a "holistic" technology solution to help companies integrate inclusive practices throughout the entire recruiting and hiring process. Though branded as "Greenhouse Inclusion," Greenhouse said the product was created "in partnership" with Paradigm's diversity and inclusion experts. It's meant to...
Another company has ratcheted up its approach to the market for tools that make the language used to woo candidates more attractive. Textio, the Seattle developer of "the world's first augmented writing platform," released Textio Hire, an extension of its original product for job posts. Textio Hire uses data...