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.
The company that championed the idea of moonshots--ambitious ideas that can "make the world a radically better place"--is still struggling to make incremental change when it comes to diversifying its ranks of black, Latinx, and female employees. But as the conversation around diversity in Silicon Valley has evolved and grown more sophisticated, so has Google's approach to the problem. For the first time, Google's annual diversity report, released Thursday, included data on hiring, attrition, and the intersection of race and gender, which exposed telling patterns. In 2017, black employees left Google at the highest rates, followed by Latinx employees; but the attrition numbers also showed that Google was better at retaining female employees than male employees. Google also said it made gains in hiring Asian women.
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.
A Google software engineer published a manifesto saying that the company should encourage "ideological " diversity instead of gender diversity. SAN FRANCISCO -- The Google engineer who wrote an anti-diversity manifesto that has roiled the company and Silicon Valley has been fired, according to reports. Bloomberg reports James Damore confirmed he was fired over the memo in an email, saying he is "currently exploring all possible legal remedies." Google declined to confirm the firing. The essay by the male engineer began to circulate within the company last week.
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