Over half of all hiring managers believe that their companies practice "reverse discrimination" in hiring
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- ResumeBuilder.com, the premier resource for professional resume advice, has published a recent survey report that examines the impact of "reverse discrimination," known as discrimination against members of racial and gender majorities, in the workplace. The study also shares insight into companies' DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) initiatives and how that affects hiring practices. The survey generated responses from 1,000 hiring managers across the United States.
Survey results indicate that 52 percent of hiring managers believe their company engages in "reverse discrimination" when hiring employees. Additionally, 48 percent of respondents have been told to prioritize diversity over qualifications when considering applicants. In line with this finding, 16 percent of hiring managers have been asked to deprioritize evaluating white male candidates and 14 percent have been asked to deprioritize evaluating white female candidates.
The study also highlights the stress many hiring managers experience, with 53 percent believing that they may lose their jobs if they do not deliver enough diverse hires and 59 percent feeling "some" or "a lot" of pressure to hire diverse candidates. Forty-seven percent of survey respondents cite pressure from company higher-ups, 45 percent from their boss, 35 percent from customers and 31 percent from co-workers.
According to the report, 97 percent of hiring managers believe that their company has good intentions when considering DEI initiatives, with 95 percent saying that DEI initiatives have improved their company and 87 percent stating that DEI initiatives have enabled more diverse hires. However, 70 percent of survey respondents "somewhat" or "strongly" believe that their company has DEI initiatives in place for appearances' sake.
ResumeBuilder.com commissioned this survey, which was conducted via the online platform Pollfish on November 2, 2022. The survey consisted of 1,000 participants, all of whom were age 18 or older, currently employed for wages or self-employed, and manage at least 25% of the hiring at their workplace. To view the complete report, please visit https://www.resumebuilder.com/1-in-6-hiring-managers-have-been-told-to-stop-hiring-white-men/.
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Heidi Thiel, ResumeBuilder.com, (800) 301-9082, [email protected]