Employers must recognize that equity is not only about treating workers fairly but also about addressing the systemic hiring barriers many talent groups face today. Knocking down these hiring barriers is not just the right thing to do, it’s good for business and our communities.
The question is: Are employers doing enough to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)?
It depends on who you ask.
About six in 10 U.S. employers rate themselves highly on taking steps to improve DEI and culture, according to the 2023 Kelly Global Re:work Report, but only 11% of talent say their employer addresses discriminatory behaviors.