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VISIER INSIGHTS™ REPORT

Racial and Ethnic Career Gap Reveals Magnitude of Equity Challenge

As urgent calls for social justice erupted in 2020, many employers moved quickly to take a stand against racism and made commitments to place more employees from underrepresented groups* into higher paying jobs.

But this new Visier study uncovers the uncomfortable truth: today’s workforce is simply not living up to the standards being discussed in the broader public forum. Left unchecked, it could take more than 25 years to close the pay gap between these underrepresented groups and their majority counterparts.

This report highlights the significant management and pay gaps that exist, the progress that has been made, and how employers can narrow the gaps even further, faster.

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Report demographics

2017–2020

Years covered in report

44

Enterprise organizations examined

400,000

Number of U.S. employees in report dataset

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Executives have an obligation to their employees and to their stakeholders to stop continuing to ask for more data before they will be convinced to take action. This report gives them the data they need. Now it's time to develop plans, processes, procedures that will help them be successful.

Lenora Billings-Harris

Global thought leader, diversity strategist, and author of TRAILBLAZERS: How Top Business Leaders are Accelerating Results through Inclusion and Diversity

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Close the Racial and Ethnic Equity Gaps

Find out what pay and leadership representation gaps underrepresented groups are facing today–and how you can take the right steps to create a more equitable workplace.

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