Diversity, equity, and inclusion

Diversity is one of our four core values

And we take it very seriously. As a company, Gem’s responsibility to upholding diversity (and not just diversity, but also equity and inclusion) takes a number of forms. It means fostering DEI in the businesses we serve by building a product that makes hiring a diverse team easier.

It means walking the walk by building a diverse community of Gem employees and modeling a culture of true acceptance and belonging. Our commitment to diversity includes what’s happening outside of Gem’s doors, and our obligation to respond to it.

Employee Resource Groups

Jades

Jades is Gem’s Asian ERG—created to raise awareness of AAPI issues, while also building relationships and celebrating their unique cultures.

Obsidians

Obsidians is Gem’s Black ERG, founded on the vision of watching Black Gems soar to new heights, with a goal of creating a safe, creative, informative, and loving space.

Prisms

Prisms strives to create safe spaces for LGBTQ+ employees through thoughtful networking and education opportunities.

Mosaics

Mosaic is the multi-umbrella ERG for smaller ERGs at Gem: LatinX, MENA, Parents, Veterans, Disabilities.

"The belief that Gem can only make a smart, powerful, and dynamic product with a diverse team has been built into the company from the beginning. Because we’re in the recruiting space, we understand the fierce commitment building a diverse team demands.

"Over the last year and a half, the Gem team has seen an 18% increase in URM employees and a 20% increase in female-identified employees. We plan to sustain that—including an investment in diversifying at the leadership level. In 2020, we’re also committing to mentorship initiatives to ensure all Gems have equal access to internal promotion."
Caroline Stevenson
Head of People
For talent acquisition teams who are committed to DEI in their orgs, we’re updating our diversity resources as often as possible.

If you’re willing to do the work, we especially recommend our comprehensive three-part Ultimate Guide to Sourcing and Nurturing Diverse Talent Pools, which lays the stakes for diversity, details how and where to find underrepresented talent, and specifies the cues underrepresented talent will be looking for to ensure your org will be a safe place to land.

We believe Black Lives Matter

To that end, here’s Gem's stance on the protests (May/June 2020) happening in response to yet more killings of Black men and women in a long history of racial violence in our country. It’s both an unwavering stance on the BLM movement and a commitment on the part of all our non-Black Gems to do better.
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