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Google Suffers Diversity Problem

Category: General News
Posted: May 29, 2014 01:44PM
Author: gebraset

With a new graphical statistic report provided by Google, the search engine and technology giant is admitting to having a diversity problem within its workforce. According to Google, its current workforce consists of 70 percent men and 30 percent women. Additionally, of all of its workers, 61 percent are white, 30 percent are Asian, four percent are two or more races, three percent are Hispanic, two percent are black, and the remaining one percent is classified as other. Senior Vice President of People Operations, Laszlo Bock, stated alongside of the report that Google is not where it wants to be in regards to diversity. The company has, and is currently, putting a massive amount of energy, money, and time into a specific education effort. This effort is aimed at improving the rate of women, blacks, and Hispanics graduating college with computer science degrees, a degree that Google generally looks for when hiring applicants.

Source: PCMag



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WarWeeny on May 29, 2014 08:02PM
And google doesn't see the problem they are creating right now? Companies should hire someone based on skill, not based on a certain race or gender. >.>
cchalogamer on May 30, 2014 01:04AM
Read again, most companies would lead an effort to "fix those numbers" aka hire the black guy who's less qualified because HR says we might be racists. Google on the other hand is planning on helping persuade people from backgrounds they have lower numbers in to complete Comp Sci degrees so that they will have one of the main qualifications Google is looking for and be just as qualified as the "common white male." I hope it works in practice and putting this info out doesn't lead to forced "Diversity training" and such like one of my former employers where I was told by a hiring manager that we couldn't hire the best qualified person for the job because he happened to be a white male and that HR was on him for not showing enough diversity.
WarWeeny on May 30, 2014 02:10AM
The fact that they want to hire a woman or *insert race here* because they don't have enough of those says it all don't you think?
cchalogamer on May 31, 2014 11:23PM
Without knowing the full story (as in what the people at Google are thinking) I could certainly see it that way, but I'm giving them the benefit that it may be more of a get more diverse people on their team to help make their products and services appeal to a wider audience. I can hope they don't ruin themselves doing it all the classic way of requiring managers to diversify even if the talent isn't as diverse.

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