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Despite the significant emphasis placed on building diversity in the workplace via DEI practices in recent years, meaningful diversity has yet to take hold at public firms, especially in managerial ranks, according to a study by researchers at Columbia Business School and London Business School. The report also revealed that underperformance of diversity objectives around race often results in companies withholding diversity data from the public.

The report leveraged Equal Employment Opportunity EEO-1 reports filed by more than 800 federal contractors that became available in April. Employers are required annually to file EEO-1 forms confidentially with the government, but while some firms also publicly disclose these reports, the vast majority do not, saying the data could harm their competitive position, according to the report. About one-third of government contractors in the report’s sample objected to the release of their EEO-1 forms.

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