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How effective are financial incentives for reaching D&I goals? Should EA orgs emulate this practice?

by evelynciara 1 min read24th Mar 20201 comment

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Several companies have implemented policies that provide financial incentives for their executives and employees to help meet diversity and inclusion (D&I) goals. For example, Microsoft and Intel both base 50% of executive compensation on "strategic performance goals," including diversity. Intel also offers a double referral bonus to employees who refer underrepresented candidates. Anecdotal evidence suggests that Intel's D&I policies are working, and I've heard that financial incentives are among the few policies that do work. Intel claims it reached "full representation in its U.S. workforce" in 2018, which means that its workforce "mirrors the current talent pool", but not necessarily the general U.S. population.

How much more diverse are companies that implement these financial incentives than companies that do not? Should EA organizations emulate these policies?

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