Diversity & Inclusion Workplace Survey - Glassdoor for Employers

Diversity & Inclusion Workplace Survey

As the worldwide leader for insights about jobs and companies, Glassdoor's vision is a world where workplace transparency leads to more inclusive company cultures and where every employee is treated equitably. Everyone deserves to work in a place where they can truly be themselves and feel like they belong, and understanding the state of diversity and inclusion ("D&I") at a company is key. Glassdoor's D&I workplace survey underscores how important D&I is to job seekers and employees today, revealing the differences among underrepresented groups and the talent employers may miss out on if they don't embrace transparency around D&I.

The survey found that among U.S. employees and job seekers:

Diversity & inclusion is an important factor for the majority of today's job seekers, but more so for underrepresented groups. However, inequities still exist as more Black and Hispanic employees have quit jobs due to discrimination.

  • More than 3 in 4 employees and job seekers (76%) report a diverse workforce is an important factor when evaluating companies and job offers.
    • About 4 in 5 Black (80%), Hispanic (80%) and LGBTQ (79%) job seekers and employees report a diverse workforce is an important factor when evaluating companies and job offers.
  • Nearly half of Black (47%) and Hispanic (49%) job seekers and employees have quit a job after witnessing or experiencing discrimination at work, significantly higher than white (38%) job seekers and employees.
  • 71% of employees would be more likely to share experiences and opinions on diversity & inclusion at their company if they could do so anonymously.

Job seekers and employees want employers to step up their transparency around D&I. If employers don't, they will miss out on diverse talent.

  • Significantly more Black (71%) and Hispanic (72%) employees say their employer should be doing more to increase the diversity of its workforce than white (58%) employees.
  • About 1 in 3 employees and job seekers (32%) would not apply to a job at a company where there is a lack of diversity among its workforce.
    • But, this is significantly higher for Black (41%) job seekers and employees when compared to white (30%) job seekers and employees, and among LGBTQ (41%) job seekers and employees when compared to non-LGBTQ (32%) job seekers and employees.
  • Nearly 2 in 5 employees and job seekers (37%) would not apply to a job at a company where there are disparities in employee satisfaction ratings among different ethnic/racial groups.
  • 2 in 3 employees and job seekers (66%) trust employees the most when it comes to understanding what diversity & inclusion really looks like at a company, significantly higher than senior leaders (19%), the company's website (9%) and recruiters (6%).

"Many companies have been making commitments around D&I in recent months, but now job seekers and employees want to see action and real change from employers," said Glassdoor Chief People Officer, Carina Cortez. "It's critical to understand how different groups look at D&I from their own
work experiences, reinforcing the overdue need for all employers to improve when it comes to diversity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace."

Read the full Diversity and Inclusion Workplace Survey

The vast majority of employees and job seekers today are paying attention to the state of D&I at companies. This survey reveals just how important D&I transparency is for job seekers, employees and employers. Access to D&I insights, trends and data is a crucial step in the job search process. If job seekers and employees don't have access to D&I information to make informed decisions about where to work, employers risk losing quality and diverse talent that otherwise may have contributed to their company's success.

At Glassdoor, we understand that advocating for change in the world starts with change at our own company as well. To see how we're taking action to improve diversity, equity and inclusion at Glassdoor, please see this blog post from our CEO, Christian Sutherland-Wong, and this blog post from our Chief People Officer, Carina Cortez, both published in July 2020.

To see how other employers are taking advantage of Glassdoor's new Diversity & Inclusion product features to attract talent, check out the Diversity & Inclusion sections for Facebook, Glassdoor, Amazon and eBay.