New study: 3 in 5 have witnessed or experienced discrimination in the workplace


Discrimination is still a problem, but a new Glassdoor study reveals a nearly 50% increase in diversity and inclusion roles within the technology sector.

Glassdoor: 3 in 5 have witnessed or experienced discrimination at work
Discrimination is still a problem, but a new Glassdoor study reveals a nearly 50% increase in diversity and inclusion roles within the technology sector.
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TechRepublic’s Karen Roby talks with Sarah Stoddard of Glassdoor about a new report concerning diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The following is an edited transcript of their interview.

Sarah Stoddard: When we dive into the survey that Glassdoor did recently, three in five US employees have either witnessed or experienced discrimination in the workplace when it relates to their age, race, gender, or LGBTQ identity.

Karen Roby: Three in five, that’s a pretty significant number.

Sarah Stoddard: Yeah, absolutely. The majority of employees within the workplace are experiencing some form of discrimination, which is discouraging. But at the same time, when we look into the jobs data related to roles in diversity and inclusion, we’re actually seeing a 30% year-over-year increase in hiring for diversity and inclusion jobs. While we’re seeing a prevalence of discrimination in the workplace, we also are seeing action taken by employers to address creating more inclusive workplaces for everyone.

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Karen Roby: And, that’s the flip side, which is good. As it relates particularly to the tech industry, what are you finding?

Sarah Stoddard: Within the past year, we have about 800 open roles related to diversity and inclusion. And among that subset, about 12% of those or about 100 openings are within the technology industry, in particular. When we look at the…



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