Lakeside Software’s DE&I Journey
Lakeside Software’s commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) is a natural extension of several of our core company values: authenticity, curiosity, collaboration, and teamwork. We believe that a diverse workplace — where every employee belongs, has a welcomed voice, and feels safe and supported — is the foundation of our innovative business in the digital employee experience (DEX) market.
From our forward-thinking R&D to our customer-facing service, Lakeside is enriched by being a global company with 250+ professionals working across nearly 20 countries. We also celebrate the diversity of perspectives and insights of our multigenerational workforce, allowing Lakeside to marry the expertise and vision of our founders and long-time leaders in our market category with the up-to-the-minute skillset and change-making mindset of our early-career contributors. All facets enhance Lakeside Software’s corporate culture, innovation capabilities, differentiated positioning, and growth opportunities.
While we are in the early stages of maturing our DE&I strategy, we are taking the following actions to attract and retain a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce.
In 2022, our People & Culture team launched “Lakeside Lounge” employee affinity groups, which foster belonging and community experience. The goal of these groups is to bring us together while we enjoy the hybrid and remote work culture. Here, new hires can meet existing employees by joining in the conversations and celebrating each other’s shared interests.
In the fall of 2022, Lakeside Lounge laid the foundation for our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) taskforce. It comprises 28 enthusiastic employee volunteers to begin the important work toward shaping, tracking, and achieving our goals in this area. Additionally, to ensure accountability, we’ve invested in a partnership with Mathison, a platform for measuring, benchmarking, and taking action on our DE&I goals.
In May 2023, Lakeside established four ERGs, including Women’s Leadership Network, PRIDE, POC@LakesideSoftware, and the Parents’ Network.
Lakeside launched a People Leader Community as well; it welcomes all people managers to meet on a monthly basis for training led by our Chief People Officer and People Success Partners. We use this platform and a dedicated Teams channel to continue discussion and awareness around limiting the effects of unconscious bias throughout the employment journey.
We have invested significant resources to ensure our products are intuitive and easy to use, with the belief that technology should be inclusive and available to anyone.
As we expand our DE&I reach, we are particularly interested in receiving candidate applications from a broad spectrum of individuals, including women, historically marginalized groups, individuals with disabilities, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, and any other legally protected group. Lakeside is dedicated to providing equal access and opportunity, as well as reasonable accommodation, for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, activities, and programs.
Lakeside is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not make hiring or employment decisions on any basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or prohibited by Company policy.