Eskalera, a technology startup led by Goldman Sachs former human resources head Dane Holmes, has launched an index to measure corporate diversity and inclusiveness, the firm said on Thursday.
Eskalera’s software collects information on employee sentiment and company culture and combines it with HR data to generate a score for inclusivity that can be measured against competitors. The goal is to give companies actionable information on changes needed to increase diversity, said Holmes, Eskalera’s chief executive.
Eskalera is among a group of startups developing software to help corporations hire and retain more diverse staff. Companies that provide some similar services to Eskalera include Visier, Culture Amp, and Qualtrics.
Many U.S. companies have pledged funds and issued statements in support of racial diversity amid protests that erupted since George Floyd’s death on 25 May.