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, 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...
Transcript Mark Feffer: Welcome to People Tech, the podcast of the HCM Technology Report. I'm Mark Feffer. My guest today is Jarik Conrad, vice president of human insights and HCM advisory at UKG, and executive director of The Equity at Work Council, a group of business and academic people focused on...
Despite increased awareness of gender diversity issues and the continued challenges facing women at work during the Covid-19 pandemic, 70% of global businesses don’t regard gender equity to be a top priority. Indeed, a study by IBM’s Institute for Business Value found that the leadership pipeline for women is shrinking,...
In this Point of View, Cecile Alper-Leroux, Ultimate Software’s vice president of products and innovation, looks at how HR leaders can help workers prepare themselves for the world of work’s new dynamics. As we step into a new year and a new decade, HR and talent acquisition professionals will be...
Ultimate Software and Kronos want to help employers actually use research that explores the development of truly diverse and inclusive workplaces. To that end, the companies are funding a new Equity at Work Council, comprised of business and academic practitioners focused on D&I and workforce issues. Formed in November 2019...
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 progressive efforts toward diversity. But the...
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 workforce strategies. Noting that some 60 percent...
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 improve workplace culture. By using both...
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 network data is hard to come...