A function of D&I units is to minimize the barriers people may face when trying to find and obtain work that suits their skills and experience. Barriers can be very subtle, such as "word-of-mouth recruitment". This type of barrier is also referred to as “opportunity hoarding”, and is often overlooked by those who benefit from it. These barriers harm not only employees, but also organizations that are less able to access, retain, and promote the best possible candidates as a result. One of the many ways to spot these barriers is to explore how different demographic groups are spread across occupations and how people might be assisted in or restricted from holding certain roles.
Learn in this session:
- How Occupational segregation (OS), the slotting of a primary race- or gender-based groups into particular occupations, can have a harmful effect not only on employees’ income and stability but also on organizational outcomes
- Measuring occupational segregation will tell us how far we are from that ideal so we can provide a resolution
Talent Analytics & Strategy Consultant