A coalition of Baltimore technology companies more than tripled the percentage of Black employees on staff from 6.5% to 19.8% in a single year. How did the Baltimore Tracks coalition do it? The more than 20 companies instituted four reforms to the hiring process. They eliminated college degree requirements, began paying interns, shared qualified candidates with each other and swapped insight into how to improve diversity, equity and inclusion. The findings of the Baltimore Tracks second annual report, released this month, provide a roadmap for other employers who hope to become more diverse and reach a larger pool of applicants that they are likely missing.
How Baltimore Tracks is creating a more diverse tech economy
August 15, 2022