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"LinkedIn's ‘Diversity Nudge:’ A New DEI Playbook to Cover Up Hiring Discrimination?"

"Let's be clear, the 'Diversity Nudge' is a cleverly-disguised way to discriminate. If the most qualified person for a job is omitted from your candidate search simply because LinkedIn wants you to have a more ‘diverse’ pool of candidates, what message does this send to the truly qualified candidate? Sorry, but your skills and expertise aren't worth as much as HR’s diversity checklist."

-- Kalkidan Meyer, RedBalloon Spokesperson

(Moscow, Idaho) - April 27, 2023 - In case you missed it, LinkedIn has launched a new tool for employers searching for prospective employees. Called, the “Diversity Nudge,” LinkedIn will recommend that you reduce the skills you are asking for in a job search, so that you can increase the diversity of the results.

“What if you’re looking for a surgeon who specialize in cancer treatment,” asked RedBalloon spokesperson Kalkidan Meyer. “What skills do you omit there? I mean, really. What abilities would you rather your surgeon not have so that they can be more diverse?”

According to Linkedin, “Diversity Nudges are triggered when your search results show an imbalanced ratio of male and female candidates. Specifically, if less than 45% of your talent pool is male or female, a Diversity Nudges banner appears embedded in your search.”

“Is hiring based on gender okay if it’s just a nudge? Apparently LinkedIn thinks so. LinkedIn just launched their new diversity ‘nudge’ feature on LinkedIn Recruiter,” Meyer added.

If you would like to schedule an interview with RedBalloon CEO Andrew Crapuchettes for analysis into LinkedIn’s recent diversity push, contact Isaac Lopez at (208) 997 – 8013 or

Founded In 2021, RedBalloon has quickly become America’s largest connector of employers and employees who prioritize a positive workplace culture free from the divisiveness of cancel-culture mandates. RedBalloon CEO Andrew Crapuchettes is a longtime business leader, entrepreneur, and innovator who has founded several successful tech companies and is widely considered a global pioneer in the development and use of labor market data analytics – an industry he helped found over 20 years ago.


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