Glassdoor launched new search options Oct. 10 that allow job seekers to filter company results by ratings like diversity and inclusion scores or by overall ratings from demographic groups such as race and ethnicity, the company said in a news release.
Using the new search function, users are able to filter by work-life balance; culture and values; D&I, race and ethnicity; and gender identity and sexual orientation, among other things.
The new search functions “aim to make it easier for people to uncover companies that align with their unique values and experiences and can help them make even more informed decisions about where to work,” Glassdoor CEO Christian Sutherland-Wong said in a news release.
A Glassdoor survey conducted last month found that 43% of U.S. employees experienced or saw discrimination in the workplace, while 30% said their employer’s values don’t align with their own. The survey, which was completed by market research firm The Harris Poll, revealed that 36% of employees aged 18-44 consider D&I important when determining where to work.
A March 2021 survey by Boston Consulting Group, The Network and Appcast similarly found that 51% of U.S. respondents exclude companies that don’t share their views on D&I from their job searches. That number climbed to 56% among those aged 30 and younger.
The new filters come two years after Glassdoor first gave users the option to rate companies on D&I and other workplace characteristics. At the time, the company said the move was part of a broader effort to improve equity.
In addition to the importance of D&I in a job search, the recent Glassdoor survey also showed that 71% of respondents care about work-life balance when choosing where to work. Using the new filters, Salesforce, Johnson & Johnson and Hubspot rank highly on that front, the company said.
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