Twin Parts of being an EOE

1. Declare that you are an equal opportunity employer

2. Walk your talk.


The first part is easy. The second part is ignored by many companies.


1. Declare that you are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Equal opportunity employer (EOE) statements are generally considered a ‘best practice.’ They voice employers’ commitment to equal opportunity and diversity.

Short, formal acknowledgement: “We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.”

2. Walk Your Talk

For some employers, equal opportunity commitment begins and ends with equal opportunity statements. They add mandatory EOE statements to their job listings but their EOE statements don’t necessarily translate into equal opportunity. Some self-proclaimed EOE companies fire employees based on their their nationality to show their loyalty to campaigns launched by sanction-addict politicians.

Here is a famous Gita 2022 example. Meta company made change to their hate speech policy for some users based on their nationality. The parent company allowed their social networks Facebook and Instagram to let their users call for death to people of a different nationality. Many people started calling the company 'METAstasis' after that change.

 

 

   

Companies who don't walk their EOE talk reveal themselves as liars and lose credibility.