Joonko Adds Tool to Help Employers with D&I Remote Recruiting

Diversity Screen

Joonko, which offers automation to assist with diversity recruiting, launched Remote-Ready, a tool that helps employers realize as much benefit as possible from D&I efforts as they move toward remote work.

Remote-Ready analyzes a company’s future workforce to create recommendations on which departments and roles would benefit the most from shifting to remote work. Its dashboard estimates what HR-related and overhead cost-savings could be realized, as well the potential exposure to diverse candidates as recruiting is adjusted to fill those roles.

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In addition, the tool provides high-level forecasting of what the company’s remote or partially-remote diverse workforce could look like in the future.

Joonko said Remote-Ready complements its core diversity-recruiting software, which is layered on top of an employer’s existing recruiting products or ATS to match diverse talent to their open positions.

Remote Recruiting Demographics

While CFOs are focusing more and more on bringing their businesses up to full speed and recalling furloughed workers, the shift toward working from home seems to have staying power. Not only have companies like Google and Facebook said they plan to allow more remote work, but employees themselves have indicated they prefer such arrangements.

In April, Enterprise Technology Research said spending on “work from home infrastructure” had increased from an initial 1% to more than 30% of annual IT budgets. That spending could end up being a long-term investment. According to Gartner, 74% of CFOs plan to shift at least 5 percent of their employees to remote work permanently. Nearly a quarter will at least move 20% of their workers to remote positions.

Joonko CEO Ilit Raz said the remote work tends to equate to better D&I standards, and companies who aren’t prepared to modify their approach accordingly in the work-from-home world “won’t get the maximum D&I and economic benefits….”

The market for D&I technology has been quietly growing. Last year, a report by RedThread Research and Mercer said that the space was worth about $100 million, but fragmented. Most of the vendors involved are less than four years old and have fewer than 50 employees.  

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