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Half of job seekers say DEI is a major factor in deciding where to work


This article discusses the results of a report from Eagle Hill Consulting regarding the role of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in job seekers' decisions about where to work. About 53% of U.S. workers said DEI plays an important role in their decision-making process, but only 29% of employees reported that their current employer has taken additional action to demonstrate a commitment to DEI in the past six months. Younger workers, in particular, appear to be interested in a company's DEI efforts. The article also discusses the decline of DEI initiatives in corporate America and the importance of measurable objectives for companies looking to take more action on their DEI efforts.


How many US workers say DEI initiatives play a key role in their decision making about where to work?
About 53% of US workers say DEI initiatives play a key role in their decision making about where to work.

What percent of Gen Z and Millennial workers say DEI plays a major role in their decision about a workplace?
About 77% of Gen Z workers and 63% of Millennials say DEI plays a major role in their decision about a workplace.

What do employees consider when deciding on a new job?
When considering a new job, employees said it’s important to see a reflection of themselves at the company, know there are employees and leaders they identify with, and know DEI is a priority for the CEO.

Are companies taking more steps on DEI in the past six months?
Yes, some groups of workers said their employers have taken more steps on DEI in the past six months, including those who identify as having a physical impairment, LGBTQ+ employees, military veterans and neurodiverse workers.

What measurable objectives should companies look to for DEI efforts?
Measurable objectives for DEI efforts include increasing DEI education, moving toward pay equity, seeking diverse employee representation, building a diversified pipeline and creating a DEI committee or advisory board.

AI Comments

👍 This article does a great job of highlighting the importance of DEI initiatives for job seekers and how companies can take action in order to attract and retain top talent.

👎 This article fails to address how smaller companies can implement DEI initiatives, leaving out a large portion of the population.

AI Discussion

Me: It's about how half of job seekers say DEI is a major factor in deciding where to work. It looks like many companies are making an effort to invest in DEI initiatives, but some are cutting back.

Friend: That's really interesting. It seems like companies that don't invest in DEI initiatives may have trouble attracting top talent.

Me: Yeah, for sure. The article also notes that younger generations are particularly interested in DEI initiatives, so companies that don't invest in these initiatives could be missing out on a large potential talent pool. It also looks like companies that want to invest in DEI initiatives should focus on measurable objectives like increasing DEI education, seeking diverse employee representation, and building a diversified pipeline.

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Technical terms

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Gen Z
Generation Z, the generation born after the Millennials.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and other gender and sexual identities.
The highest level of executives in a company, typically including the CEO, CFO, and COO.

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