Diversity, equity, and inclusion

Diversity Is One of Our Four Core Values

And we take it very seriously. As a company, Gem’s responsibility to upholding diversity (and not just diversity, but also equity and inclusion) takes a number of forms. It means fostering DEI in the businesses we serve by building a product that makes hiring a diverse team easier.

It means walking the walk by building a diverse community of Gem employees and modeling a culture of true acceptance and belonging. Our commitment to diversity includes what’s happening outside of Gem’s doors, and our obligation to respond to it.

Employee Resource Groups


Jades is Gem’s Asian ERG—created to raise awareness of AAPI issues, while also building relationships and celebrating their unique cultures.


Juntos aims to create an environment of belonging and inclusion for LatinX Gems while building awareness about the historical and current challenges impacting LatinX employees.


Obsidians is Gem’s Black ERG, founded on the vision of watching Black Gems soar to new heights, with a goal of creating a safe, creative, informative, and loving space.


Prisms strives to create safe spaces for LGBTQ+ employees through thoughtful networking and education opportunities.


Sunstones, aka AbilityGem, supports, educates, and advocates for individuals with visible and invisible disabilities. Its goal is to foster an inclusive, safe, and empathetic space for all.


Mosaic is the multi-umbrella ERG for smaller ERGs at Gem: MENA, Parents, Veterans.

"Gem is in a unique position, because we’re not just a company that has to cultivate a culture of inclusion and belonging to succeed: That’s every company. We also build a recruiting solution, so we’re uniquely positioned to help other companies with their DEIB efforts. So for Gem, DEIB is like a multi-dimensional project: it’s important to our company’s internal dynamics; but it’s also crucial to our product offering."
Steve Bartel
CEO and Co-Founder
For talent acquisition teams who are committed to DEI in their orgs, we’re updating our diversity resources as often as possible.

If you’re willing to do the work, we especially recommend our comprehensive three-part Ultimate Guide to Sourcing and Nurturing Diverse Talent Pools, which lays the stakes for diversity, details how and where to find underrepresented talent, and specifies the cues underrepresented talent will be looking for to ensure your org will be a safe place to land.

We believe Black Lives Matter

To that end, here’s Gem's stance on the protests (May/June 2020) happening in response to yet more killings of Black men and women in a long history of racial violence in our country. It’s both an unwavering stance on the BLM movement and a commitment on the part of all our non-Black Gems to do better.
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