Diversity & Inclusion Friday news round-up: Jan 25 2019
Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round Up. Today we are talking about America’s top diversity employers, how mandatory reporting can close the gender pay gap, the latest study about unconscious bias and how “rental sisters” are helping Hikikomori. Happy Friday!
Forbes, together with the market research company Statista, just released the annual ranking of America’s top diversity employers. No. 1 is, interestingly, Ball, a 139 year old leader in metal packaging, hiring mainly engineers.
Gender Pay Gap
According to a new study, the gender pay gap is reduced significantly when companies are required to report on these gaps. It also impacts the number of women hired and promoted and lowers the companies salary costs. Read more here.
Looking at the results of over 4 million implicit bias tests, researchers from Harvard University saw a big drop in sexual orientation as well as racial bias over the past ten years – but bias based on body weight actually increased by 40%.
You might have heard of Hikikomori, young adults who become reclusive and withdraw completely from social life. The psychological condition is mainly observed in Japan and this very interesting documentary shows the work of an NPO and their so called “rental sisters”, helping Hikikomori back into the world.