Working on diversity and inclusivity

By Wade Foster • October 12, 2021

Zapier is dedicated to building an open and inclusive work environment—one that's safe for people of all backgrounds.

This takes effort. There's always more work to be done towards that goal. We think it's worth pursuing, though. Diverse teams are more creative and build better products. They make better decisions and have more successful companies. They're better able to represent the global community at large.

At Zapier, we also think that hiring and fostering a diverse team is just the right thing to do. We've had candid conversations as a company about the experience of our teammates through the employee lifecycle—from the first impression we make as a company to our internal promotion process to our exit interview. We’ll continue to have those candid conversations and to invest in our efforts to improve.

Several team members suggested publishing a public changelog of each step we've taken to improve our hiring process. This is that living document.

The changelog in chronological order

  • Launched a new 14-week, paid parental leave policy to accommodate growing families.
  • Outlined a standard hiring process across each role.
  • Edited our job description template to ensure job descriptions use inclusive language and accurately describe the role.
  • Created the Zapier Code of Conduct.

We have several initiatives currently in progress, and we'll continue to update here when they're implemented. If these are actions you'd want your future employer to take, please submit an application.