The war for talent is only increasing scrutiny on this issue, and it's one that will continue to impact the makeup of executive suites and boards for years, until parity is achieved, says CareerLabs' VanHorne.
"Any competitive company, public or private, really wants and needs to attract elite talent. If they want to get the best and brightest, they have to think about making sure their workforce is diverse, because this is a point of comparison for job seekers. If you weren't buying into the financial outcome argument, hopefully you're swayed by this data. If you're in a war for talent, you need to make every effort to get the best and the brightest," he says.
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