SAN FRANCISCO, June 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lever, the recruiting software for more than 1,500 leading companies around the world, today unveiled a new feature to help organizations track and measure their diversity and inclusion hiring efforts.
Available to all Lever customers, Lever’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) survey is an easy way for companies to efficiently collect diversity information from their entire candidate pool. In addition to asking EEO questions to support diversity and inclusion efforts during the application process, with Lever’s EEO survey, companies also have the ability to automatically survey candidates who never submit applications – such as sourced candidates and referrals. As a result, companies can finally capture complete records of their diversity and inclusion hiring activity without being burdened by manual processes or constrained by incomplete datasets.
“Creating a diverse hiring process is a top priority for many companies, and like any major business initiative, these companies want to ensure it is successful,” said Mike Walsh, Director of Product Marketing for Lever. “Lever’s EEO survey is an easy and automatic way for companies to track and measure their diversity initiatives throughout the hiring process using data from candidates, regardless of their origin.”
Lever’s EEO survey feature automatically sends a brief questionnaire to candidates via email when the candidate moves to or past a selected stage within a company’s hiring pipeline. For example, companies can choose to trigger the survey when a candidate makes it to the phone screen phase. Candidates receive a link to the survey in their inbox, and have the option to submit gender, race, and veteran status information. U.S. federal contractors may also collect disability status. Once the survey is completed, companies can use the resulting data to help measure the success of their diversity hiring efforts – a top priority for many Lever customers.
“Diversity and inclusion leaders are hungry for data, but when it comes to hiring, it’s incredibly difficult to collect data that gives you a complete picture of your hiring efforts,” says Blend’s Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Leader, Ciara Trinidad. “With Lever’s EEO survey for sourced candidates and referrals, we have the ability to piece together a full story regardless of whether a candidate was sourced, referred or applied themselves. This is game-changing for our ability to measure the impact of our diversity, inclusion and belonging efforts company wide.”
The EEO survey is the latest feature of many that supports diversity and inclusion for Lever customers. Lever is the top ATS+CRM provider for proactively recruiting and engaging passive talent to build a diverse candidate pipeline – which companies name as their number one barrier to improving diversity. The company also provides robust support for reducing bias in the interview process, including structured interview kits and hidden feedback.
Lever’s own commitment to building a welcoming workplace for all talent has been ingrained in the company’s culture since its founding. Lever is proud to have 50:50 gender parity and won a Timmy Award for Best Tech Workplace for Diversity in 2017. Lever CEO Sarah Nahm is also a proud member of Founders for Change, a group of venture-backed founders dedicated to improving diversity and inclusion within their companies, and to achieving greater diversity at the highest levels of VC firms.
Additional diversity resources and research, including tactical and concrete advice for making real progress in diversity and inclusion and a free copy of Lever’s Diversity and Inclusion Handbook, are available at https://www.lever.co/diversity-and-inclusion.
Built from the conviction that recruiting is the responsibility of everyone at the company, Lever’s applicant tracking and sourcing technology draws the entire team together to source, nurture, interview, and hire top talent through effortless collaboration. Lever has been intentionally designed with integrated ATS and CRM functionality, and features a modern interface that helps employers develop stronger candidate relationships in fewer clicks.
Lever was founded in 2012 in San Francisco. The company has raised more than $73 million in funding from Adams Street Partners, Scale Venture Partners, Matrix Partners, Y Combinator, Redpoint Ventures, and Correlation Ventures among others. Lever supports the hiring needs of over 1,500 companies around the globe including the teams at Netflix, Hot Topic, KPMG New Zealand, and Cirque du Soleil. With an overall gender ratio of 50:50, Lever is also fiercely committed to building a team culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion. For more information, visit https://www.lever.co.