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Texas Employers Rank Fourth-Best For Diversity And Inclusion

A study found that 19.3% of companies in Texas were viewed as highly diverse and inclusionary by their workers
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A new study from ResumeBlaze (resume services company) has revealed Texas employers to be the fourth-best in the U.S. for diversity and inclusion, based on employee reviews.

For its report, ResumeBlaze utilized Glassdoor (job review website) to examine the number of companies in each state that were rated 4.5 stars or higher for diversity and inclusion, and then scaled its findings against the total number of jobs in each area.

According to the study, 19.3% of employers in Texas were viewed as exceptionally diverse and inclusionary by their workers, a mark that scored higher than the national average of 15%.

The only states to rank higher than Texas on the list were Washington (23.2%), California (20.6%) and Florida (20%); while other states like New York (17.7%), Hawaii (17.5%), Virginia (17.4), Utah (16.8%), Maryland (16.8%) and Massachusetts (16.7%) placed behind the Lone Star State, but still cemented themselves in the top 10.

On the other side of the spectrum, West Virginia was named the state with the worst employers for inclusion and diversity with only 10.3% of companies rated 4.5 stars and up by employees.

Other states to rank among the worst for non-diverse companies include South Dakota (11.3%), Mississippi (11.5%), North Dakota (11.7%) and Kentucky (11.7%). 

“Those who are looking for a new job will almost definitely turn to employee reviews to judge the quality of a company — and those who are poorly rated are less likely to have enthusiastic applicants than those with glowing reviews,” said Darren Shafae, founder of ResumeBlaze, about the study’s findings.

Even when online company reviews look good, ResumeBlaze says that job hunters should be on the lookout for several employer red flags when applying somewhere, including vague job descriptions, unusual requests, high turnover rates, “too good to be true” job postings, as well as little to no benefits being offered.

“Remember that red flags are not definitive proof of a bad employer or job opportunity, but they should prompt you to investigate further and proceed with caution,” said Shafae. “Trust your instincts and conduct thorough research before making any decisions.”