Over 86% of Job Seekers Say Workplace Diversity Is an Important Factor When Looking for a Job

LOS ANGELES - Employment marketplace ZipRecruiter® (www.ziprecruiter.com) today released the results of their first annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Survey1, which found that workplace diversity ranks high on job seekers' list of priorities when looking for a job.

Millennials2 and Generation X3 put a higher value on workplace diversity than any other generation. This aligns with the results of previous surveys, according to which workplace diversity is among the top three job search criteria for Millennials and Gen Xers, along with salary and schedule flexibility. Millennials are even likely to stay nearly twice as long as their average 2.8-year tenure at a company that fosters diversity, equity and inclusion.

"Millennials and Generation X together account for over two-thirds of today's U.S. labor force. When close to 90% of them say that a company's concrete commitment to workplace diversity affects their decision to work there, it means that employers who deploy DEI programs can have a competitive edge in the war for talent," said Ian Siegel, ZipRecruiter Co-Founder and CEO.

Although job postings for DEI practitioners4 increased 40% YoY in ZipRecruiter's marketplace, the distribution of these jobs across industries is uneven with the technology, healthcare and legal industries lagging behind.