Salesforce top’s Glassdoor’s new Diversity & Inclusion Rating factor

Job seekers get the insider track on employer diversity and inclusion efforts with new Glassdoor D&I Rating factor

Salesforce, Google, Accenture, Facebook and Amazon all scored more than four points out of a total of five for their work to promote equality, in a new Diversity & Inclusion Rating factor launched by Glassdoor today.

Glassdoor, the worldwide leader on insights about jobs and companies, said the new global D&I scoring system will give job seekers the insider view on which companies are making a difference.

Salesforce scored 4.6; Google, 4.4; Accenture, 4.2, Facebook, 4.2 and Amazon, 4.1 points, placing them at the top of the league tables of those companies that took part, as the most progressive, diverse and inclusive organisations around the world.

The importance of D&I

The product feature accompanied the results of new Glassdoor research, which revealed that 72% of UK job seekers and employees believe that a diverse workforce is an essential factor when evaluating companies and job offers.

According to the Glassdoor D&I Workplace Survey, 86% of black and 85% of Asian respondents agree that a diverse workforce is an important factor when evaluating companies and job offer, compared to 64% of white respondents.

The survey also showed that 61% of black respondents would not apply for a job at a company where there is a lack of diversity among its workforce, compared to just 31% of white respondents.

Committing to equality

The Diversity & Inclusion Rating factor, and Workplace Survey, are part of Glassdoor’s public commitment to leveraging its product and resources to help achieve equity in and out of the workplace. Especially, as both job seekers and employees say that disparities still exist within companies around their experience and perceptions of diversity, equity and inclusion.

“Job seekers and employees today really care about equity, and for too long they’ve lacked access to the information needed to make informed decisions about the companies that are or are not, truly inclusive,” said Glassdoor Chief Executive Officer Christian Sutherland-Wong.

“We have a responsibility as a platform and employer to bridge the information gap that’s blocking the path to equity in and out of the workplace. By increasing transparency around diversity and inclusion within companies, we can help create more equitable companies and a more equitable society too.”

Diversity and inclusion tools

To help people better understand the current state of diversity, equity and inclusion at a company, Glassdoor has introduced two new product features to the UK, including:

  • Diversity & Inclusion Rating: The tool is Glassdoor’s sixth and latest workplace factor rating empowering employees to rate how satisfied they are with diversity and inclusion at their current or former company, based on a 5-point scale. The rating will appear alongside the five existing workplace factor ratings. 

While the product was in stealth mode, employees across 12 companies started to rate their satisfaction with their company’s D&I). So far, Salesforce has the highest D&I rating among this group according to its employees, with a 4.6 rating. Other companies currently rated in terms of their employee satisfaction with D&I include:

Salesforce: 4.6  Facebook: 4.2  Target: 4.1  McDonald’s: 3.7  
Google: 4.4  Amazon: 4.1  Apple: 4.0  Walmart: 3.7  
Accenture: 4.2  Starbucks: 4.1  Deloitte: 4.0  Uber: 3.6  

  • Diversity FAQs by Company: Glassdoor is also debuting a new FAQ resource offering a list of the most popular questions job seekers ask about companies. Responses to the FAQs are taken from the employee reviews appearing on Glassdoor. The tool provides easier access to relevant reviews about D&I at specific companies.

“There is immense power in the collective voice as a means for change. By inviting employees and job seekers to share their experiences on Glassdoor anonymously, we are helping millions navigate their careers and encouraging others to share their opinions without fear of retaliation,” said Annie Pearl, Glassdoor Chief Product Officer.

“By providing this next level of transparency on Glassdoor, we’re also helping employers and employees alike stay accountable and committed to creating better, more equitable workplaces. Everyone deserves the opportunity to thrive in the workplace.”

D&I programmes, commitments and goals

Today’s job seekers want to know what potential employers are doing, not just saying, to create more diverse and inclusive workplaces. According to the Glassdoor survey, 58% of job seekers and employees say their employer should be doing more to increase the diversity of its workforce. But, significantly more Asian and black respondents feel this way (76% and 74% respectively) than white respondents (48%).

To help, Glassdoor launched new tools – including a dedicated section on their Glassdoor profile – for employers to share their company programmes and initiatives and strategies on how they are improving inclusiveness.
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