The recent heightened focus on racial equity in the US has illuminated an array of longstanding disparities facing the Black community in the workplace. Traditionally, the focus on racial equity in work has largely homed in on unemployment rates and representation in higher-level positions. The real disparities, however, run deeper and broader, and they are often underpinned by unseen connections.
Stepping Up for Equity: How employers can close the career, health and wealth gaps faced by Black American workers examines the actions employers are taking to advance equity — and provides actionable guidance on helping Black employees thrive.
Dan Glaser, President & CEO of Marsh McLennan, and Martine Ferland, President & CEO of Mercer, discuss how organizations can step up their efforts to close career, health and wealth gaps affecting Black employees.
Based on data representing more than half a million US employees, our findings provide guidance for employers on how to make a meaningful and sustainable difference:
Accelerating change demands an impact- and data-driven approach. This report provides specific guidance on how to advance career, physical and financial as well as belonging equity for Black employees. Regardless of where your organization is on in its journey, Mercer offers practical actions for making true and lasting progress.
We invite US employers to examine the powerful role they can play in contributing to real progress by stepping up for equity and eliminating disparities within their own walls.