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50% of Job Seekers Say DEI Factor in Deciding Where to Work

Article-50% of Job Seekers Say DEI Factor in Deciding Where to Work

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While some companies continue to strengthen their diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, others are cutting back, according to a new report.

About 53% of U.S. workers say a company’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives play a key role in their decision about where to work, according to a Sept. 6 report from Eagle Hill Consulting.

At the same time, only 29% of employees say their current employer has taken additional action to demonstrate a commitment to DEI in the past six months.

The report reflects the trends developing nationwide. Many job candidates tend to express great interest in DEI initiatives, and while some companies continue to strengthen their DEI efforts, others are cutting back. In recent months, several high-profile companies have reported that their diversity executives are departing; other are laying off DEI employees at higher rates than other positions or scaling back on DEI budgets, according to recent reports.

“Smart employers are tapping into this employee sentiment and ensuring their culture creates a welcoming and supportive environment for all segments of their workforce,” Melissa Jezior, president and CEO of Eagle Hill Consulting, said in a statement.

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