By partnering with community colleges, colleges and universities, and private training providers, employers can help ensure their workers have the right preparation for high-demand occupations and that on-the-job training and mentoring are available to underrepresented populations. Business Roundtable is expanding its Workforce Partnership Initiative (WPI), with a focus on underrepresented workers, to bring companies and education and training providers together to train and recruit workers for high-demand careers by providing internships, apprenticeships and/or full-time employment opportunities.
A number of Business Roundtable companies have committed to steps to increase corporate diversity. To track progress, Business Roundtable supports, as a leading practice, voluntary public disclosure of key diversity metrics on at least an annual basis, including board diversity, senior executive diversity, workforce diversity and supplier diversity.
Unjustified disparities in compensation are one of the drivers of gender- and race-based wealth and income inequality. Business Roundtable calls on companies to conduct periodic pay equity reviews and regular pay equity analyses, and to implement processes to review and close gaps.