A Data-Driven Approach to Winning the War for Talent During the Great Resignation: Ending Silos Between DEI, Culture and Anti-Sexual Harassment Initiatives

26 Pages Posted: 14 Apr 2022

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Joan Williams

UC Hastings Law

Janine Yancey

Emtrain

Leann Pereira

Emtrain

Rachel Korn

UC Hastings Law

Elvir Causevic

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Robert Todd

Emtrain

Laraine McKinnon

Emtrain

Date Written: March 2022

Abstract

A novel cross-sectional analysis of two large DEI and workplace culture datasets supports the hypothesis that inclusion, respect, bias, and sexual harassment are closely linked. We present a detailed analysis of recent workplace data methodically collected from 22,000 employees across different industries in 2019-2021. The data and analysis were provided by Emtrain, a Silicon Valley workplace technology company that engages, measures, and improves workplace culture, and the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California - Hastings, a pioneer in workplace equity. Findings demonstrate that bias accounts for 41%, 53%, and 26% of the variation in reports of belonging, respect, and career prospects, respectively. We offer strategic recommendations for implementing an integrated, metrics-driven, legally relevant, and inclusive approach to building a culture that will attract, engage and retain top talent.

Suggested Citation

Williams, Joan and Yancey, Janine and Pereira, Leann and Korn, Rachel and Causevic, Elvir and Todd, Robert and McKinnon, Laraine, A Data-Driven Approach to Winning the War for Talent During the Great Resignation: Ending Silos Between DEI, Culture and Anti-Sexual Harassment Initiatives (March 2022). UC Hastings Research Paper Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4059644 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4059644

Joan Williams (Contact Author)

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Janine Yancey

Emtrain

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Leann Pereira

Emtrain ( email )

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Rachel Korn

UC Hastings Law ( email )

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San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

Elvir Causevic

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Robert Todd

Emtrain

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Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95811
United States

Laraine McKinnon

Emtrain

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Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95811
United States

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