Press release

Eskalera Introduces Human-Focused, AI-Powered Human Capital Management (HCM) Platform

Sponsored by Businesswire

Tom Chavez with co-founders Debra Kadner, Dr. Tolonda Tolbert, Roopak
Gupta, and Vivek Vaidya, announced today the release of their Human
Capital Management platform, Eskalera. This groundbreaking platform
combines evidence-based findings on implicit bias, AI and machine
learning to help companies forge inclusive culture as a source of
competitive advantage.

The flagship product, Eskalera Engage, uniquely marries Diversity and
Inclusion insights with a company’s core HR data to engage and grow
employees. The outcome of this data fusion puts actionable insight into
the hands of HR practitioners to support the company’s growth and
revenue objectives.

From driving innovation to drawing from a deeper talent pool, there are
countless benefits to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. The
business case has never been more clear for this critical work, as
McKinsey, in their 2018 report, “Delivering
through Diversity”
, finds companies that are focused on D&I are
seeing upwards of 3.5% increase in EBIT revenue and significantly
outperforming competitors by approximately 33%.

An SHRM report found that 41
percent of managers
say they’re simply “too busy” to implement
diversity initiatives. Eskalera Engage has been built from the ground up
to disseminate D&I education in a scalable manner to meet multitasking
employees where they lie, on every surface and screen, and at every
moment of truth.

The product Eskalera Engage consists of Experiences and Insights
that connect D&I learning, employee sentiment, and core HR data to build
an inclusive culture of engagement.

With Eskalera Experiences, companies can distribute branded,
evidence-based Diversity & Inclusion training to the entire organization:

  • Learning experiences that are tailor-made for your company’s needs,
    goals, and situation
    to cultivate inclusive workplace practices.
  • Secure, trusted, easy-to-use tools to capture employee
    sentiment while in the flow of learning
  • Actionable, practical tips and interventions for all
    individuals to learn and grow in service of more engaging and
    inclusive environments

With Eskalera Insights, companies will have a holistic view of their
employee base with a single glance:

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion dashboards derived from a
    complete signal across multiple data sources
  • Real-time, prescriptive insights that leverage the power of
    artificial intelligence and machine learning in order to bring you
    data-driven, up-to-the-minute insights about your organization
  • Diversity & Inclusion benchmarking across industry,
    location, and company size

Tom Chavez, CEO and co-founder states: “We are excited about the launch
of Eskalera. Our ultimate vision is an environment where every worker,
regardless of background, pedigree, race, geography etc, gets a fair
shot, and where AI and data-driven methods measurably improve results
for progressive businesses that recognize people and talent as their
most critical asset.”

For more information about Eskalera visit the website at