Diversity and inclusion technology tools on the rise

Research from RedThread and Mercer shows a robust market for D&I technology tools. Here’s an overview of tools for supporting your diversity and inclusion strategy.

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There are a range of existing products today designed to enable employees to share their perspectives, and the research shows how many are being tailored for D&I purposes. Pluto has a platform that enables users to anonymously report information on misconduct, harassment and discrimination, with transparency on when and to whom the different reports are routed. Some tools, such as Balloonr, Glint, Organization View, Planbox, Pluto and Waggl are specifically designed to allow employees to anonymously provide ideas and respond to ideas provided by others. This helps prevent bias against specific ideas or suggestions based on who provided the ideas, the research says.

At the moment, the D&I technology tools market is focused on the IT industry, finance and other knowledge-based industries, says Garr. “But we expect this to change rapidly and I think we’re going to see a lot more D&I vendors emerge as the interest continues to grow,” she says. “Right now, not a lot of organizations have the dollars to put aside for these tools and systems, but as this becomes more mainstream, it will move into areas like healthcare, retail, manufacturing — and then it will really take hold,” she says.

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