Podcast: Could D&I Be The Missing Link with Stacia Garr

September 18, 2018 at 10:31 AM by Sydney Cohen

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How can you use technology to bolster your D&I efforts? Stacia Garr’s report, “Diversity and Inclusion Technology: Could This be the Missing Link?” can help you make sense of the offerings on the market today, which actually move the needle, and what you need to know to select the right solution. Our CMO Mike Trigg sat down with Stacia to discuss her research it’s impact on the way companies hire in the post #MeToo landscape.

However, the idea for this report came to Garr far before the #MeToo movement even began.  “A number of years ago, I started doing research on diversity and inclusion when I was at Bersin and I asked [practitioners] questions around, ‘What technology are you using?’ I asked end users and and they said ‘What are you talking about?’” Garr said.

From that moment, Garr knew there was something there. After launching Red Thread, Garr observed that the technology being used to make progress on diversity and inclusion initiatives had advanced. AI and sentiment analysis had become keener and more expansive. And so began her research into the breath of diversity technology available today.

Interested in learning more? You can find Stacia Garr’s complete research here. Additionally, be on the lookout for phase two which is currently in process. Both users and vendors are welcome to participate in the study and share their thoughts on what they’re looking for on the market, their unique product offerings and future product direction for D&I.