Homogenous employee and supervisor pairings aren’t uncommon

Is There a Lack of Diversity in the Workplace? - Talent Intelligence Despite widespread diversity efforts in recent years, managers are most likely to manage employees of the same ethnicity, according to a new report.

The research also indicates male and female employees tend to be managed by someone of the same gender. Nearly 80 percent of male employees report to men, and more than 50 percent of female employees report to women.

In some industries, male and female employees fill more than half of the roles. Male employees comprise more than 80 percent of the workforce in energy companies, for example, and more than 60 percent at technology companies. Women make up more than 60 percent of the insurance and PR workforce and more than 70 percent of fashion organizations.

The study also found, however, that a number of companies are trying to better represent employees’ gender identities. Ten percent ask for gender identity beyond EEOC requirements and provide nearly 20 different non-binary gender options, such as agender, gender nonconforming and third gender.

For more on what Namely, which conducted the survey, discovered, read this information about its findings.