Crosschq Strengthens Data in TalentWall to Better Track DEI Initiatives
Originally posted on HCM Technology Report
By Mark Feffer
Crosschq added new DEI features to its TalentWall product, expanding its ability to visualize the entire active and historical candidate pool in order to help companies more accurately track diversity-focused sourcing and hiring initiatives.
Acquired by Crosschq in 2022, TalentWall created a recruiting analytics platform to help talent acquisition teams use data to hire more efficiently and collaboratively.
In announcing the enhancements, TalentWall President Jake Paul said diversity data plays a major role in creating a full picture of ATS analytics. However, most companies have traditionally relied on voluntary EEOC forms to compile the data necessary to generate those numbers. The new, enriched data from TalentWall, he said, will help Crosschq customers “prioritize their diversity hiring efforts with a 90% confidence rate in the diversity of their candidate pipeline.”
Earlier this year, Crosschq’s Q quality of hire report found that diversity hiring had slowed significantly enough to threaten years of “purposeful” progress. In a bid to prevent further erosion and help employers meet their ESG and DEI goals, Crosschq leveraged third-party resources and AI to break down the gender and ethnic makeup of candidate pipelines.
That, in turn, provided customers with a better understanding of how their TA strategies perform and examine how pipeline diversity trends over time. This allows TA teams to measure the impact of specific initiatives and amend diversity hiring efforts to reflect organizational goals, Crosschq said.
“There are countless well-documented benefits of having a diverse workforce that truly represent the broader society, including increased innovation,” said Dr. Ella Washington, CEO of DEI consulting firm Ellavate Solutions, in a statement provided by Crosschq. “While we have seen some setbacks in DEI hiring recently, now is not the time to lose focus on diversity commitments.”
In May, Crosschq expanded its Insights and Crosschq Voice products. At the time, the company said combining the extended solutions would provide a single operating platform to manage all aspects of hiring intelligence.