Corprate Bias Ratings
Handshake, a career networking and recruiting platform, does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Handshake provides comprehensive LGBTQ medical benefits for its employees. Its CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace. Handshake actively educates others on proactive allyship and LGBTQ hiring. It pledged to create an employee matching fund to create a fund to match employee donations to organizations with a proven track record of promoting racial equity. For these reasons, Handshake receives a Medium Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Handshake has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Handshake does not publish charitable giving guidelines (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Handshake’s CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace (1). Handshake released a statement condemning “systemic racism” (2). The company regularly supports LGBTQ Pride and educates others on proactive allyship and LGBTQ hiring (3)(4)(5).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Handshake provides, “Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision policies including LGTBQ+ Coverage” for its employees (1). Handshake pledged to “create a fund to match employee donations to organizations with a proven track record of promoting racial and educational equity”, though it is unclear who received support (2)(3).
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November 6, 2023
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