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A New Report Shows Americans Want More Workplace Diversity But Are Divided On How To Achieve It

America is becoming more diverse, and with that comes challenges for big companies to make their workforces reflect the rest of the country. Americans are noticing the changes and although many think that diversity is positive, it shouldn’t be the main factor that employers consider when hiring people. A new study from the Pew Research Center showed that  49 percent of respondents said that diversity in the workplace is very important, with 67 percent of black respondent holding that same opinion. Workplace diversity was deemed very important to 43 percent of White respondents and 52 percent of Hispanic respondents. However, while those surveyed encouraged workplace diversity, they were more skeptical of the pathway to actually achieving it. Only 24 percent of respondents said that employers should take a person’s ethnicity into account when promoting or hiring. While 74 percent said companies should only take a candidate’s qualifications into consideration when determining who...

Arriana McLymore

May 10, 2019