We set an ambitious goal to increase representation in higher-paying positions, but it’s hard to strategize when you’re overwhelmed by possibilities. OppEQ® gives us the hard data we need to measure where we were, where we should be, and how to get there.
Vice President and Director of Compensation, Benefits, & Talent Analytics
In 2021, Sellen set a five-year goal to increase representation of women and people of color in the top 50% of earners by 20%. But they didn’t have a way to validate if this was achievable or where to focus to make progress.
“We were essentially setting aggressive goals with a lot of ambition and hope, but little insight into what was realistic beyond census data on regional availability,” says Lindgren.
Previously, Sellen worked with a consultant to benchmark their employee population against census data and identify representation gaps. The process was both expensive and time-intensive. And, once the results were delivered, they were quickly out of date, which made it difficult to measure program impact and talent advancement over time.
Especially when you get really lean, it’s more important than ever to retain your top people. Regardless of the hiring cycle we’re in, we don’t want to lose the gains in representation we’ve already made. Using Syndio technology helps us deliver on our employee value proposition and put our money where our mouth is.
Vice President, Director of Compensation, Benefits, & Talent Analytics