- Comparably announced expanded research options for prospective employees last week with the launch of new public company pages that show how workers rate their employers. Among the new components: a Gender and Diversity Score, which includes culture ratings and reviews from employees at more than 20,000 U.S. companies.
- The Gender and Diversity Score allows women and minority workers to rate their experience with their employer across multiple areas. Those scores are then compared with and ranked among companies with similar qualities, particularly size, location and industry.
- In a statement, Comparably said its aim is to allow job candidates and company leaders to see whether organizations have succeeded or struggled over time. Other categories rated by employees include: CEOs, compensation, office environment, executive team, managers, perks and benefits, professional development, future outlook, team and retention.
Comparably, much like rival Glassdoor, can be an invaluable source for job seekers to find and connect with employers who might be suitable. Among the major reasons people leave companies is a poor cultural fit. New hires sometimes have an unrealistic view of the job they were offered and accepted.
Employers, meanwhile, will find value in the Gender and Diversity Score as a way to check their progress and perhaps realize their own shortcomings in the recruitment, hiring and treatment of women and other under-represented groups. Coming off the heels of a firestorm week on this issue, Comparably's announcement seems especially relevant.
HR organizations might also find these kinds of databases useful in forming partnerships with recruiters and others to resolve hiring and retention problems among employers. A similar partnership has formed between HireMojo, Inc., and the Northern California Human Resources Association to increase diversity hiring in the tech industry.