How we helped Wiley rethink how they hire, starting with inclusive language

200
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New team members engaged in DEI
3,400
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Top of funnel candidates sourced
105
%
Improvement in equitable hiring processes

About Wiley

Wiley is a global leader in research and education, unlocking human potential by enabling discovery, powering education, and shaping workforces. For over 200 years, Wiley has fueled the world’s knowledge ecosystem.

Industry: Publishing

Company Size: 6,509 employees

Challenge

Multinational publishing company Wiley set out to push back on its historically non-diverse industry reputation. For Wiley, the opportunity to transform to a more inclusive workforce was big.

Recognizing their role in an industry predominantly white, male and traditionally focused on where a potential employee went to college, they asked themselves: How might we diversify publishing?

Diversity Sidekick

Solution

Wiley partnered with Mathison to go all in towards a more inclusive approach — starting with how they read and write.

The team kicked off with Mathison’s Equal Hiring Index® to gain a comprehensive assessment of their gaps in diversity and inclusion and to understand where and how to take action. Today the company has three pilot teams incorporating Mathion’s DEI education and using the Diversity Sidekick for anonymized sourcing and inclusive language.

The goal for Natalia and her team is to beat bias across all of hiring, using Mathison’s technology to build an inclusive process to inform how they find, screen, interview, and hire candidates. As a quarterly measure, Pedroza uses the Equal Hiring Index to gauge where they’ve been and where they need to keep pushing. Wiley’s vision is company-wide adoption of Mathison.

“It’s about changing behaviors within the workforce,” Natalia says, “and then it becomes a workforce for everybody.”

[Mathison’s Diversity Sidekick] is a piece of technology that can give somebody a quick language overview, and language is so important to make people feel like they belong in interviews.
Natalia Pedroza
Senior Manager for DE&I