Almost a year after former Google employee James Damore's infamous diversity manifesto that put diversity in the tech world under the spotlight once again, Google has released a full diversity report. The exhaustive document provided hard data on how Google's workforce looks on axes of race and gender. The full report can be found here, courtesy of Google. This is the fifth annual report from Google and the first since the Damore incident last August. According to Google's findings, things have not improved much in terms of demographic representation in its employment since last year.
File photo - A Google carpet is seen at the entrance of the new headquarters of Google France before its official inauguration in Paris, France December 6, 2011. Google needs to do more to boost diversity in its workforce, according to the company's latest annual report on the tech giant's makeup. "The data in this report shows that despite significant effort, and some pockets of success, we need to do more to achieve our desired diversity and inclusion outcomes," explained Danielle Brown, Google's chief diversity and inclusion officer, in a statement on the report. Specifically, the report found that attrition rates for black Google employees, while improving in recent years, have offset some of the company's hiring gains. "We're working hard to better understand what drives higher attrition and taking focused measures to improve it," said Brown.
Google published its fifth annual diversity memo and few are happy with the results. From a broad viewpoint, the search giant's workforce is still predominantly male and white. However, it made incremental improvements in hiring more women in leadership roles, as well as in hiring more females overall. Google published its fifth annual diversity memo and few are happy with the results. Google released its annual diversity report this week.
Google has launched a new internship program aimed at young black professionals based in Brazil. The Next Step initiative is aimed at increasing the representation of black employees at the company's Brazilian offices. One of the main differences of the program is that it will not include fluency in English as part of the list of desired qualifications. The company will aim to address this by offering an intensive on-premises English language course. Video: We can fix the IT skills shortage.
Google released its annual workforce diversity report Thursday, marking only modest changes from last year. The company remains mostly white and male. But the report offers a better view of what the workforce looks like as the company revealed its gender breakdown across ethnicities for the first time. Overall, Google's global workforce is 69.1 percent male and 30.9 percent female, virtually unchanged from 2017. In its breakdown on race and ethnicity, which covers only U.S. employees, 2.5 percent of Googlers are black/African American, up from 2.4 percent in 2017.