60% of respondents in a LinkedIn study said that diversity within their sales team has contributed to their teams’ success.
Organizations in the top quartile for gender diversity have a +25% likelihood of financially outperforming their peers.
Organizations in the top quartile for ethnic diversity have a +36% likelihood of financial outperformance.
Diverse companies earn 2.5x higher cash flow per employee.
Inclusive teams are over 35% more productive.
Diverse teams make better decisions 87% of the time.
Additional Sources: McKinsey, D&I Global Market Report, Peoplemanagement
Employers that posted about diversity saw 26% more applications from women than employers who posted less.
In a LinkedIn study, companies with a DEI team were 22% more likely to be seen as “an industry-leading company with high-caliber talent” and 12% more likely to be seen as an “inclusive workplace for people of diverse backgrounds.”
76% of employees and job seekers said diversity was important when considering job offers.
60% of employees want to hear business leaders speak up on diversity issues.
80% of survey respondents said they want to work for a company that values DEI issues.
- Posts on LinkedIn about diversity received 1.9x the engagement of other posts in 2020.
45% of learning & development professionals planned to implement DEI programs in 2022, versus 34% in 2021.
A LinkedIn survey of recruiters and HR professionals found that while 69% said their organizations were committed to more diverse hiring, only 47% are holding hiring managers accountable.
Only 6.6% of Fortune 500 companies have women as CEOs—a figure celebrated as an “all time high.”
The Washington Post found that of the top 50 most valuable public companies, only 8% of top executives were Black. At least 8 companies employed no Black executives.
Over half of employees in a Glassdoor study said their company should be doing more to increase diversity. Over 70% of Hispanic and Black employees said the same.
61% of employees in the same study said they had experienced or witnessed workplace discrimination.
Only 40% of companies in a Beamery survey said they had taken DEI to the C-suite level.
In the same study, less than half of respondents in the U.S. agreed that “our workforce should reflect the communities we serve” and “a diverse workforce is a competitive advantage.”
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