- Job board site Indeed is partnering with Fairygodboss, Comparably and InHerSight to make employers' diversity and inclusion efforts more transparent, the company announced. Fairygodboss and InHerSight will provide reviews and ratings by women for women, and Comparably will post employers' diversity scores on company pages.
- Indeed says the move will boost transparency and accountability on diversity and inclusion, while providing a resource for employers interested in creating more diverse workplaces.
- In making the announcement, Indeed noted that work remains to be done. Citing a recent poll of women in tech, it said that women don't feel they are treated the same as men, and feel particular pressure when it comes to taking parental leave.
Transparency rates high among employees, who say they often feel employers aren't sharing important information with them — and Indeed just put the pressure on employers to make their diversity and inclusion policies and efforts clear, if they haven't done so already.
And Indeed's survey affirms what others have found. A Harris Poll released last May found that women and minorities were leaving the tech industry because of mistreatment, from being denied promotions to sexual harassment and bullying. These conditions require massive cultural changes if companies want to achieve a diverse, innovative workforce, but it's possible. But employers can't blame a lack of diversity on the pipeline, experts say; instead, they can take creative measures, like looking to untapped sources, including professional organizations.
The low numbers of women in key leadership roles is frequently cited as a major roadblock to women's career success. The respondents in Indeed's survey — as much as 76% — said women should be part of the leadership team as C-suite members, directors and senior managers.