Odgers Berndtson: 3 Ways Data Can Increase Your Diversity

In the past couple of years, we have seen an increasing trend in diverse hires at executive and C-suite levels. When taking a look at Odgers Berndtson’s deeper dive into diversity data, it’s clear there's still a long way to go.

The research found that 46% of diverse executives in the current Fortune 250 C-suite hold functional C-suite roles, like Chief Legal Officer or Chief Human Resources Officer. In contrast, typical CEO feeder roles, like COO and CFO, are much less diverse, with 22% of white candidates (compared to 15% of nonwhite candidates) holding these positions in the current F250 C-Suite.

Odgers Berndtson laid out 3 actions you can include in your talent strategy to improve retention and promotion of diverse talent:

  • Identify and assess against job-related competencies 

  • Train your managers in assessments 

  • Use data to inform onboarding and development for diverse hires 

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Robert Satterwhite
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