NEW YORK, March 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenhouse, the fastest-growing Talent Acquisition Suite (TAS), today announced findings from its Workplace Intelligence Report, which identified concerning gaps in employer-based programs that address diversity and inclusion (D&I) and sexual harassment.
Created in partnership with HRWins Founder & Principal Analyst, George LaRocque, Greenhouse's report surveyed more than 1,300 businesses and 4,000+ employees to analyze the most important aspects of the workplace and uncover the trends impacting it.
According to the report, talent is often considered an important business issue, but seldom gets the time and focus it requires. While nearly half (47 percent) of CEOs surveyed felt that talent-related matters make up their most important business problems, more than half (51 percent) of managers spend merely three hours a month on people-related concerns. More startling, 37 percent spend only an hour a month on those same matters.
"While we're hearing that people issues are the most pressing business challenges for companies right now, we're not seeing that translate into meaningful change," said Carin Van Vuuren, CMO, Greenhouse. "People and talent programs require the same rigor around process and measurement that other business issues are given. Until organizations instill that same level of focus and accountability into their people programs, we will not see the systematic changes that need to happen to address the talent challenges companies face."
Greenhouse's report also found a gap between what companies say they're doing to address D&I and employees' awareness of those measures within their respective organizations. Despite the existence of Inclusion and sexual harassment initiatives, the trust gap between employees and employers isn't closing. For example:
- While 55 percent of companies say they have a D&I program, more than 45 percent of staff-level employees don't know if their employer has a D&I program in place or claims their employer does not have a D&I program at all;
- Of employers surveyed, merely eight percent say their companies are addressing the #MeToo movement and less than a quarter (24 percent) are addressing sexual harassment;
- Forty-seven percent of employers say that D&I initiatives have a positive improvement on company culture; yet 48 percent of employees say their employer only handles D&I issues through grievance processes.
"Businesses are experiencing a seismic shift in the way they operate today," said George LaRocque, Founder & Principal Analyst, HRWins. "They must adapt to advances in talent tech, as well as rapidly shifting cultural and social changes in the workplace. Despite awareness of the benefits of D&I for employees and ROI, too many organizations are still approaching diversity and inclusion the same way they always have, yet they're expecting a different outcome."
Greenhouse's Workplace Intelligence Report is the first major study of its kind to look at both the employer and individual employee perspectives on the most important issues surrounding work today. The full version of the report tackles a number of additional topics, such as hiring and onboarding, the multigenerational workforce, employee engagement vs. longevity and more.
Greenhouse and HRWins are hosting a webinar to dig deeper into Actionable D&I Data from the Workplace Intelligence Report. Register to attend on Wednesday, March 27 at 1pm ET.
For more information and access to the full report, please visit: grow.greenhouse.io/workplace-intelligence
Based in New York City and San Francisco, Greenhouse Software is the leader in talent acquisition software. Thousands of the smartest and most successful companies like Cisco Meraki, Buzzfeed, J.D. Power, Warby Parker and Airbnb use Greenhouse's intelligent guidance to design and automate all aspects of hiring throughout their organizations, helping them compete and win for top talent. Greenhouse has won numerous awards including #1 Best Place to Work by Glassdoor, Forbes Cloud 100, and Talent Acquisition FrontRunner leader by Software Advice. Greenhouse lives its mission of helping companies become great at hiring, having been recognized as an Inc. Magazine Best Workplace in 2018 and is ranked #2 in Crain's New York Best Places to Work 2018. Most recently, Greenhouse has been named to the Inc. 5000 2018 Fastest Growing Companies, Deloitte's 2018 Fast 500 North America Technology Ranking, and Crain's New York Business Fast 50. To learn more, visit greenhouse.io.
HRWins is an independent analyst and advisory firm that provides a unique perspective based on real world experience as practitioners in talent acquisition and HR, successful launches of some of HR technology's best known brands, and continued disruption of the HR market analyst space. Consistently listed as one of HR's most influential advisors, HRWins research and insights help employers and HR tech providers navigate the digital transformation of work. To learn more, visit hrwins.com
SOURCE Greenhouse Software