Letter from our CEO & SVP of People
If you were to ask any of our employees what it is that they love most about working at Hired, most, if not all, of them would tell you that it’s the passion for our mission of getting everyone a job they love. We see the job searching process as fundamentally broken, and we feel fortunate to be in a unique position to help both candidates and the employers hiring them make a decision that holds such significance in people’s lives.
"Everyday industry-leading companies come to us for help building their teams and amazingly talented people come to us to help them find their next opportunity. Alongside the excitement that comes from facilitating job matches between these two groups, we feel a deep sense of responsibility. That responsibility is to make sure that we truly are delivering on our mission to get everyone a job they love. This means leveling the playing field, so that candidates are assessed and compensated solely on their skills and abilities. It means helping to eliminate bias from the hiring and interview process, working to close the wage gap, and championing the value of diversity and inclusion so that every talented individual has access to the same opportunities."
Internally at Hired, it also means doing the hard but necessary work of making sure that we are practicing what we preach. For this reason, we have committed to publish our internal workforce demographics and wage gap data by role every six months. We are big believers in the importance of transparency at all levels of hiring and compensation processes, and this is our way of holding ourselves accountable and ensuring that we are internally living the values we champion externally. We believe that building a truly diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce takes time -- not just months or quarters, but years -- and this is just one step in our long journey.
We hope you’ll join us.
Mehul Patel, CEO
Kelli Dragovich, SVP People
In order to transform hiring practices and promote equal access to opportunity worldwide, we know we must build a more diverse and inclusive Hired team. We pledge to increase the diversity of our own teams, starting with sharing where we are now.
This visual compares average salaries of Hired’s male and female employees by level and function.
Engineering: 5.5% gap - women paid more
Marketing: 1.2% gap - women paid more
Sales: 0.3% gap - women paid more
Talent Advocacy: - 1.3% gap - women paid less
Last year, we ran our gap analyses within our four core functions: Sales, Talent Advocacy, Marketing and Engineering as an aggregate report. This year, we took a different approach. We ran separate gap analyses within our four core functions. Overall, the data shows that women are paid more on average in our Sales (0.3% gap - women paid more), Marketing (1.2% gap - women paid more) and Engineering roles (5.5% gap - women paid more), while men are paid more on average in Talent Advocacy roles (-1.3% gap - women paid less)
Gaps reflect outcomes of our internal talent assessment processes and will be reviewed every six months with our talent review cycle. Our ultimate goal is pay equality and objectivity and we are dedicated to continuing the conversation internally to move us towards this goal.