New Employee Data Reveals the Gap Between Ambition and Action in How Companies Address Racial Justice and Equity
A year following corporate North America’s awakening to racial injustice in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, Benevity’s survey found 80% of U.S. employees believe addressing racial injustice and equity is a central responsibility of the CEO and management, yet more than a quarter say company leadership has done little to nothing to actively address these issues in the past year, highlighting a gap between statement and action. A staggering 77% of employees believe it is important for companies to allow difficult conversations around race and social issues to occur at work. And nearly 40% of employees said they would likely quit their jobs and go elsewhere if their company did not prioritize addressing social or racial injustice. The sobering results indicate that workplaces are playing an increasingly critical role in society by helping people grapple with difficult issues, engaging employees at all levels of the organization in vulnerable discussions and peer learning, and taking collective action on these issues.
D&I survey data for USA, ahead of Juneteenth holiday.