The Tilted Playing Field: Hidden Bias in Information Technology Workplaces

The Tilted Playing Field: Hidden Bias in Information Technology Workplaces report was released September 2011. The report reveals that hidden biases within the workplace can produce unequal opportunities and outcomes for employees depending on their race and gender. This study reports on data collected from a sample of IT engineers and managers in large companies and small startups nationwide. Use …

Diversity in Non-Profit Organizations Research Study

The Voice of Nonprofit Talent: Perceptions of Diversity in the Workplace is the culmination of a nationwide survey of over 1,600 nonprofit professionals and was produced in partnership with Commongood Careers and released April 12, 2011. The report reveals that perceptions of diversity and inclusiveness play a significant role in recruitment and retention of employees, particularly employees of color. As …

Race, Age and Gender in the Workplace

Level Playing Field Institute’s Race, Age and Gender in the Workplace Survey shows that conversations about race, age and gender increased since the historic 2008 presidential primaries irrespective of whether they are discouraged by company policy. Read about the impact of these conversations on workplace relations and what actions survey participants and LPFI recommends to employers in order to improve …

Corporate Leavers Survey

This rigorous study, the first large scale review of this issue, shows that unfairness costs U.S. employers $64 billion on an annual basis –a price tag nearly equivalent to the 2006 combined revenues of Google, Goldman Sachs, Starbucks and Amazon or the gross domestic product of the 55th wealthiest country in the world. This estimate represents the cost of losing …

HOW-FAIR Study

The Level Playing Field Institute in collaboration with the Center for Survey Research at the University of Connecticut, conducted the How Opportunities in Workplaces and Fairness Affect Intergroup Relations (HOW-FAIR) Survey.Four hundred employers and 2435 employees from across the nation participated in the representative survey. Topics addressed include workplace fairness, fitting in, stereotyping and job advancement, while allowing for some …