A memo surfaced this week regarding Nike, and hopefully, it means good news for the company.
In the memo, released by the company, the company admitted that it is not doing enough to promote women and minorities.
This comes nearly a month after two Nike executives abruptly left the company, in the wake of complaints of inappropriate workplace behavior. Now, Nike is attempting to repair the damage and prevent it from happening in the future.
Wall Street Journal’s Sara Germano dissected the memo and revealed that Nike’s VP of Human Resources, Monique Matheson, claimed there is still work to be done following the complaints.
“While we’ve spoken about this many times, and tried different ways to achieve change, we have failed to gain traction — and our hiring and promotion decisions are not changing senior-level representation as quickly as we have wanted,” Matheson wrote, while adding that staff needed to “improve representation of women and people of color.”
The issue at hand must be dealt with if Nike wants to remain in good standing within the industry. Apparently, Matheson plans to face the issue head on and begin enacting mandatory awareness training for managers. Also, the company will begin using blind resume reviews and eliminate employee salary histories.