Lever Releases Diversity & Inclusion Handbook

Comprehensive D&I Resource Covers Everything from Fair Compensation to Onboarding; Features Advice and Case Studies from Lyft and Shopify Among Others

San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lever, the recruiting software for more than 1,400 leading companies around the world, today releases The Diversity & Inclusion Handbook, a new guide for companies looking to advance diversity and inclusion initiatives within their organizations.

The ten-chapter Handbook covers topics such as setting diversity goals that resonate with employees, embedding diversity goals into recruiting and onboarding, and committing to fair compensation. The Handbook also includes first-hand accounts of diversity initiatives within leading companies including Affirm, Lyft and Shopify.

The Handbook comes on the heels of Lever being recognized as San Francisco’s Best Tech Workplace for Diversity at the 2017 Timmy Awards, which honor the top workplaces for technology professionals around the country. Presented by Tech in Motion, the Best Tech Workplace for Diversity category celebrates companies that implement diverse hiring practices, promote collaboration and diverse thinking, and provide tools and resources to explore and celebrate differences.

“Companies are committed to diversity and inclusion now more than ever, yet many don’t know where to begin,” said Sarah Nahm, CEO, Lever. “With our Diversity & Inclusion Handbook we are hoping to give people a tangible and tactical place to start.  More importantly, we encourage companies everywhere to continue building cultures that embrace and celebrate differences - whether in gender, race, background or point of view.”

Lever’s commitment to diversity and inclusion began early in the company’s history, when the first ten employees formed a D&I taskforce. Today, with roughly 125 employees, Lever has a 50:50 gender balance, with 53 percent of its managers and 40 percent of its board members are female, and 40 percent of its workforce is non-white.

To download Lever’s Diversity & Inclusion Handbook, visit https://www.lever.co/resources/the-diversity-and-inclusion-handbook. A limited number of print copies of the Handbook are also available at Lever’s booth #3141 at the 20th HR Technology Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas.

About Lever
Built from the conviction that recruiting is the responsibility of everyone at the company, Lever’s applicant tracking and sourcing technology draws the entire team together to source, nurture, interview, and hire top talent through effortless collaboration. Lever has been intentionally designed with integrated ATS and CRM functionality, and features a modern interface that helps employers develop stronger candidate relationships in fewer clicks. 

Lever was founded in 2012 in San Francisco. The company has raised more than $73 million in funding from Adams Street Partners, Scale Venture Partners, Matrix Partners, Y Combinator, Redpoint Ventures, and Correlation Ventures among others. Lever supports the hiring needs of over 1,400 companies around the globe including the teams at Netflix, Lyft, Hot Topic, KPMG New Zealand, and Cirque du Soleil. With an overall gender ratio of 50:50, Lever is also fiercely committed to building a team culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion. For more information, visit https://www.lever.co.

Ashley Cohen
Traeger Communications