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Why We Voluntarily Collect and Share EEO Data

February 23, 2021
Screenshot of NextRequest EEO data in a spreadsheet

As part of our desire to build a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist organization NextRequest has begun voluntarily collecting Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) data. While we are under the minimums that require this reporting we believe it’s important for companies of all sizes to track this data nonetheless.

Additionally we feel it is important for us to regularly share this information with our Board, our team, and the broader public. Sharing this data helps on a number of fronts. First, it develops a common understanding for all stakeholders in our organization about where we’re doing a good job, where we’re making progress, and where we still have work to do in terms of creating a diverse workforce. Secondly, it helps hold us accountable as individuals and as a team, making sure that we are paying attention and taking action where needed.

As with many worthwhile things in life (e.g. democracy) this work is never “done” and we will continue providing updated information regularly. By tracking and sharing this data we are better able to live our values of Continuous Improvement and Trust Through Transparency.

How and What  We’re tracking

While EEO reporting includes additional reporting categories (Veteran Status, Disability Status) we’ve decided to start by tracking gender and race data within NextRequest as compared with the US general population and High Tech Industry. Data is collected via voluntary self reporting in our HR system. In future we plan to continue building out our data collection and tracking around hiring and compensation.

NextRequest EEO Data 2021 Q1

NextRequest EEO Data

U.S. Equal Opportunity Commision: Diversity in High Tech
U.S. Census: 2017 ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates