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Searches for diversity and inclusion roles jumps 122%

As more companies aim to become more diverse, search trend data collected by Instant Offices shows there’s been a global spike in searches for ‘diversity and inclusion manager’ over the last 10 years, up 122% since 2010.

There has been an even more significant jump since 2004, with searches for ‘diversity and inclusion manager’ growing 200% in 2020.

According to The CV Squad, the number of CVs submitted to their free CV review service which includes ‘diversity and inclusion’ have increased by around 20% in the last 12 months, which it said is a “good indication” of an increase in job-seekers looking to fill these roles.

In addition job search website Glassdoor predicted that there will be a “wave’ of hiring for leaders and managers that are able to drive more diversity and inclusion in their workplace.

Between August 2018 and August 2019, online job postings for diversity and inclusion roles soared. Glassdoor saw a 30% rise in the US and a massive 106% rise in the UK. Searches by job-seekers are up by 35% in the US and 19% in the UK. These roles include D&I directors, D&I programme managers, D&I consultants and diversity officers.

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