The Path Forward for Tech Talent Diversity
28 Sep 2021
The tech talent workforce is steadily getting more diverse each year as employers emphasize it in recruitment and retention strategies. Still, diversity remains a challenge for tech employers, and to address it we must first understand its scope and implications.
By most measures, tech talent in the U.S. long has lacked diversity in comparison to the general workforce. This lack of diversity means tech employers are missing out on significant sources of talent and new ideas.
CBRE has examined the scope of this issue by including analysis of tech diversity for the first time in its annual Scoring Tech Talent report. For the past nine years, this report has assessed top U.S. and Canadian tech markets on criteria such as tech-job concentration, tech-job growth, tech graduation rates, and costs of tech labor and real estate. It defines tech talent as 20 key tech professions — such as software engineers and systems and data managers — across all industries.