Glassdoor, a site that allows employees to anonymously rate their companies, has announced their newest features which is hoped to “deliver greater transparency into the current state of diversity, equity and inclusion within companies”. 

Employment rating site, Glassdoor, has rolled out several new features that are revolved around increasing clarity about diversity and inclusion within companies. These features include a Diversity and Inclusions rating, a feature that allows employees and job seekers to voluntarily share demographic information and the creation of a company Frequently Asked Questions which would dedicate a specific section to diversity and inclusion.

This new feature has seen companies such as Deloitte and Apple earn a 4.0 star rating out of 5 on Glassdoor for their diversity and inclusion. Accenture and Facebook have a 4.2 star rating whilst Salesforce takes the lead with a 4.6 star rating for the diversity and inclusion within their workforce. HRreview previously reported on CBI’s call on UK firms to have at least one BAME member at board level .

These features have been inspired by surveys conducted by Glassdoor which reveal that 72 per cent of UK job seekers state that a diverse workforce is important to them when evaluating job offers and companies. Over half of employees (58 per cent) felt that their company should be doing more to increase diversity within its workforce. This number significantly rose when analysing the responses of Black and Asian employees which stood at 76 per cent and 74 per cent respectively (in comparison to only 48 per cent of White respondents).

Christian Sutherland-Wong, the Chief Executive Officer of Glassdoor, said:

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.

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.

Annie Pearl, Chief Product Officer at Glassdoor, added:

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.

 

*Glassdoor obtained these results through Censuswide who conducted this survey online within the UK from 21st to 27th August, 2020. 2028 employees from across the UK were asked with minimum quotas of 250 White, 250 Black, 250 Asian and 250 Mixed Ethnicity.