How much progress have employers made in addressing racial injustice and the needs of historically marginalized groups over the past year? Although strides have been made, it is not surprising that these efforts remain a work in progress, according to preliminary results of NACE’s September 2021 quick poll on racial injustice.
For example, in NACE’s previous quick poll on this topic, conducted in August 2020, 55% of responding employers said they have begun reviewing their hiring, personnel, and promotional policies. At this early juncture in the current poll, 53% of respondents indicate that they have completed their hiring reviews.
Even though fewer have completed reviews of their personnel (44%) and promotional (33%) policies, procedures, and practices, it seems that the employers that committed to reviewing their policies in August 2020 are generally making progress in completing them.
NACE is polling employers and career services professionals on their efforts—and those of their organizations and institutions—to address racial injustice and the needs of historically marginalized groups. This poll is a follow up to NACE’s August 2020 quick poll and is designed to gauge the level of progress made in addressing discrimination and inequitable practices and policies. In addition to addressing inequities in recruiting, hiring, and the workplace as they relate to new college graduates and interns, the poll looks at the internal policies and practices of career centers and their institutions as well as at recruiting operations and their organizations. The poll runs September 15 – October 12. Results are available in real time and will also be reviewed and discussed at a NACE Town Hall in November.