Measuring Employment Impact: Applications and Cases
13 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2021 Last revised: 10 Aug 2021
Date Written: January 20, 2021
Applying the Impact-Weighted Accounts Initiative’s employment impact methodology, on eight leading companies, we document wide variability in employment impacts as a percentage of salaries paid, ranging between 59 and 80 percent. We identify opportunities for improvement and discuss transition plans for companies to create more positive employment impact. We conclude with a call for disclosure of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission EEO-1 reports, paid leave, childcare and healthcare benefits, which would greatly facilitate the comparable and reliable measurement of employment impact in the future.
Keywords: impact measurement, accounting, employees, well-being, diversity, opportunity, wages
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