Why IT Departments Lack Diversity Programs

Why IT Departments Lack Diversity Programs

Why IT Departments Lack Diversity ProgramsWhy IT Departments Lack Diversity Programs

While IT leaders often struggle to find qualified IT workers, data indicates that most leaders don’t leverage diversity programs to help solve the challenge.

Unaddressed AreaUnaddressed Area

Less than half of survey respondents said diversity is a business initiative at their company.


Only 39% said their organization has a formal diversity program in place.

Vacant StatusVacant Status

48% said it is difficult to find IT talent to fill open positions, with an additional 22% saying this is “somewhat” difficult.

Lukewarm ReceptionLukewarm Reception

Only 17% said they are “very” satisfied with the quality of candidates they receive for open IT positions, with 52% indicating that they’re only “somewhat” satisfied with these applicants.

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47% said diversity goals are “never” or “rarely” actively discussed as part of the position fulfillment process, and 35% said this happens only “sometimes.”

Alternative View: Embedded EffortAlternative View: Embedded Effort

45% of IT leaders said the tech department has been successful in integrating diversity efforts into regular operations – such as the support of employee resource groups and recognition of holidays/events—but only 38% of IT pros agree.

Alternative View: All InAlternative View: All In

65% of IT leaders said their company’s working environment is highly inclusive, but just 53% of tech pros said this is the case.

Alternative View: Tall OrderAlternative View: Tall Order

Only 35% of tech leaders said their organization doesn’t need to do anything else to improve diversity/inclusion at work, and just 31% of IT pros feel the same way.

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
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