The past year has seen a focused surge of energy on diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The intensity of this momentum is not only rapidly transforming how companies think and act—it is also inspiring dozens of tech companies to develop new tools to meet the rising tide of action. The research shared here represents the first phase of RedThread Research and Mercer’s exploration of this emerging market—a map of D&I Technology as it stands. We hope you will find it illuminating, and that you will consider sharing your own insights and experience, as we continue on to the analytical phase of our research.
Focusing on diversity and inclusion (D&I) is not a new idea for today’s corporations, but few can deny that we have now hit an inflection point. After years of spending time and money on diversity and inclusion efforts, there was a palatable feeling of fatigue: the levels of diverse employee representation have not changed commensurate with that effort and organizations are still a far distance from equity.