iCIMS and Talent Board collaborate on a survey to understand diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace
HOLMDEL, N.J. [June 29, 2021] – iCIMS, the talent cloud company, partnered with Talent Board, a nonprofit candidate experience benchmark research organization, to understand key trends and areas for opportunity as employers across the globe strive to build more diverse teams and create equitable and inclusive workplace cultures. The new research revealed today in “The State of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace” shows that many organizations are missing opportunities to track and nurture DEI across the recruiting and hiring process, yet many talent acquisition (TA) and HR professionals believe they have made significant progress.
“If businesses want to be most effective in achieving their desired results, leaders must be intentional about addressing diversity, equity and inclusion in their workplaces,” said Chinor M. Lee, Sr., head of culture, belonging, inclusion and diversity, iCIMS. “The flashpoints from last year that were amplified and magnified by the pandemic have, rightfully, caused many to turn a critical eye toward how businesses show up in the DEI space. Our new research emphasizes how this is a moral and business imperative, and we must collectively move forward on our DEI journeys together.”
Key findings include:
“These findings will likely stir debate in the talent community,” said Kevin Grossman, president, Talent Board. “Some people will feel the survey shows just how little progress has been made on DEI, and others will feel that significant progress is evident in at least some of the numbers. Regardless of how you feel about any of the specific results, I think the key takeaway here is that many companies still have plenty of room for progress where diverse recruitment and hiring are concerned.”
More than 350 TA and HR professionals responded to the anonymous survey, which was conducted in May of 2021 by Talent Board and iCIMS. Participants included recruiters, hiring managers, and executives within TA and HR at companies of various sizes and across a wide range of industries worldwide. Read the full report here and register for INSPIRE, a free virtual event Nov. 16-17, for more industry-leading insights and successful talent transformation best practices.
About Talent Board
Founded in 2011, Talent Board and the Candidate Experience Awards is the first non-profit research organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience. Talent Board delivers annual recruiting and hiring industry benchmark research that highlights accountability, fairness and the business impact of candidate experience. More information can be found at https://www.thetalentboard.org.
iCIMS is the talent cloud company that empowers organizations to attract, engage, hire, and advance the right talent that builds a diverse, winning workforce. iCIMS accelerates transformation for a community of more than 4,000 customers, including 40 percent of the Fortune 100.