42% of us want to work at diverse and inclusive companies

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A recent poll by analytics and advisory company Gallup, asked 13,085 U.S. employees what was most important to them when deciding whether to accept a job offered by a new employer. Some answers were those you’d likely expect, such as a significant increase in income or benefits (64% of respondents said this was “very important” to them) while 61% said they wanted greater work-life balance and better personal wellbeing.

A large chunk of the respondents (42%) said this mattered also: “The organization is diverse and inclusive of all types of people.” Potential hires, as well as those already working for a company, want to know their employer is paying a lot more than lip service to the ideals of diversity and inclusion.

This is important particularly for the Millennial and Gen Z cohorts. Pew Research Center says that “members of Gen Z are more racially and ethnically diverse than any previous generation.” One in four is Hispanic, 14% are African-American and 6% are Asian. Like Millennials, much of this generation is progressive and sees the country’s growing racial and ethnic diversity as a good thing.

Deloitte’s 2018 Millennial Survey discovered that 74% of Millennials believe that a company is more innovative when it has a culture of inclusion. As Millennials are expected to make up 75% of the workforce by 2025, and Gen Z workers will be 30% of the workforce by 2030, companies need to step up.

Diversity in many dimensions

Deloitte’s Welcome to Generation Z report highlighted that “Diversity matters to them through many dimensions, not just isolated to race and gender, but also related to identity and orientation. Gen Z prioritizes diversity — across race, gender and orientation — more than any other generation and companies should as well.”

Companies with good diversity and inclusion policies promote a healthy and inclusive culture. Decision-making is improved, thanks to a wider range of perspectives and life experiences. It impacts a company’s bottom line too.

Another survey of 1,700 companies across eight countries, including the U.S., found that companies with above-average total diversity, which was measured as the average of six dimensions of diversity (migration, industry, career path, gender, education, age), had both 19% higher innovation revenues and 9% higher EBIT margins, on average. In good news for the tech industry, the survey found that the diversity impact was highest for companies that had a high emphasis on digital innovation.

Looking for a new role? We have three interesting jobs to check out below as well as plenty more opportunities on the VentureBeat Job Board too.

Staff DevOps Engineer — Big Data & Deployment — Federal, ServiceNow

ServiceNow is seeking a Staff DevOps Engineer to join its Big Data team, which plays a critical and strategic role in ensuring that the company can exceed the availability and performance SLAs of the ServiceNow Platform-powered customer instances which are deployed across the ServiceNow and Azure clouds. You’ll be delivering state-of-the-art monitoring and providing analytics and actionable business insights by employing new tools. You’ll need to have more than 12 years’ of overall experience with at least seven years’ as a Big Data DevOps or deployment engineer, and demonstrated expert level experience in delivering end-to-end deployment automation leveraging Puppet, Ansible, Terraform, Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes or similar technologies. Apply Now.

Senior Software Engineer (Full Stack), Tock, Squarespace

A remote role, the Tock engineering team is looking for a Senior Software Engineer (Full Stack) to help build the next generation restaurant ticketing system. You will be a generalist and will work with a mix of front- and back-end web development tools. You will report directly to the Director of Engineering and need at least three years’ of experience building software. Experience being a tech lead is a plus and you will understand all parts of a modern web-based application stack from front-end, back-end to production and will be a specialist in at least one part of the stack: back-end or production infrastructure. Apply now.

Data Analyst II, Uber Eats Grocery Support, Uber

The Uber Grocery Analyst on the Community Operations Global Analytics andInsights team will work closely with product, data infrastructure and business teams to design, build and maintain important metrics which drive the business and lead deep analytical analyses to derive insights. You’ll develop an in-depth understanding of business performance and share strategic insights with senior leadership to influence decision making. You will need four-plus years’ of experience in data analytics, business analytics, or a similar role. SQL and other data scripting language experience is essential. Apply now.

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