Google is struggling to hold onto black and Hispanic employees – 247 news

Google is struggling to hold onto black and Hispanic employees – 247 news


Google is struggling to retain their black and Hispanic employees, an annual diversity report reveals The fifth annual diversity report also shows ‘dismal’ improvement in hiring minorities and women For the first time, Google’s report provided data on attrition, or how many people left the company, with rates for black and Latinx employees being the highest in 2017 ‘A clear low light, obviously, in the data is the attrition for black and Latinx men and women in the U S.,’ Google’s chief diversity and inclusion officer Danielle Brown told TechCrunch  ‘That’s an area where we’re going to be laser-focused,’ she added. Scroll down for video  This marks Google’s first diversity report since former employee James Damore was fired from the company for circulating a controversial memo that said gender differences were the reason behind the lack of female engineers at the company Google’s black and Hispanic employees make up 2.5 per cent and 3.6 percent of US employees and 53 1 per cent of employees are white, according to the report. ‘Attrition rates in 2017 were highest for Black Googlers followed by Latinx Googlers, and lowest for Asian Googlers,’ the report said  ‘Black Googler attrition rates, while improving in recent years, have offset some of our hiring gains, which has led to smaller increases in representation than we would have seen otherwise We’re working hard to better understand what drives higher attrition and taking focused measures to improve it ‘ In the diversity report, Google acknowledges it has some more work to do.’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,’ Google’s chief diversity and inclusion officer Danielle Brown said in a statement  ‘We care deeply about improving workforce representation and creating an inclusive culture for everyone”While we’re moving in the right direction, we are determined to accelerate progress,’ she added  However, the company has made incremental improvements in hiring more women in leadership roles, as well as in hiring more females overall Brown noted that Google is making ‘some changes’ to how it deals with diversity and inclusion at the company, saying Google plans to focus not just on hiring more employees from underrepresented groups, but also fostering a company-wide culture of inclusivity  Google bumped the percentage of its female employees up by a tenth of a percentage point to 30 9 percent.   Share this article Share Despite falling more than 2 percent, white workers remained the majority at 53 1 per cent, while Asians grew more than a percentage point to 36.3 per cent. Black and Latino workers grew a tenth of a percent to 2 5 and 3.6 percent.Additionally, 0.3 per centof Google’s US employees are Native American, while 4 2 per cent were two or more races among its US employees. Women appear to be leaving the company at a lower rate than men overall  While the firm made some strides in its diversity and inclusion goals, Brown said the challenges will take time to solve, adding that they’re ‘systemic ‘  ‘You know as well as we do that it’s a long game. Do we ever get to good? I don’t know,’ Brown told TechCrunch   ‘I’m optimistic we’ll continue to make progress. It’s not a challenge we’ll solve over night It’s quite systemic”Despite doing it for a long time, my team and I remain really optimistic that this is possible,’ she added  The comments come a week after shareholders voted down proposals to study linking executive pay to diversity goals as it grapples with ongoing lawsuits over gender discrimination  Alphabet argued that the executive compensation proposal wouldn’t have any meaningful impact, according to Gizmodo Still, shareholders including Zevin Asset Management said Google’s failure to address diversity and inclusion issues could create risks for its parent company Alphabet  

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