Google is struggling to add blacks and Latinos to the company’s employee ranks, according to its annual report on diversity.
Part of the trouble is that the blacks and Latinos they do hire don’t tend to stick around.
Google saw some progress in the company’s management ranks. In four years, the number of women in leadership roles has risen from 20.8% to 25.5%.
If you’re a black or a Latino software engineer, now might be a good time to file your resume with Google.
Not only is the search giant struggling to add workers from those groups to its ranks but it also faring poorly at keeping them around, according to Google’s annual diversity report released Thursday.
Google and the rest of the technology sector are trying to shed their reputations for not being inclusive. In the case of Google, the company at minimum deserves points for transparency, as managers each year reveal how they’re progressing at hiring more women and workers from minority groups.
Still, in many areas the numbers show little if any progress.
Blacks make up 2.5% of Google’s US workforce, up from 2.4% the year before. The percentage of Latinos barely moved, from 3.5% to 3.6% (Google said it chose the term to use the Latinx because it describes all people from Latin American, including Brazilians who are not Hispanic, as well as people of all genders).
Women made up 30.8% a year ago and are now at 30.9 percent.
A worrisome brain drain
For blacks and Latinos, things appear even worse when considering attrition rates, a data point that Google added for the first time this year.
Blacks have the highest attrition of any of the ethnic groups listed by Google, with a weighted index rating of 127 (100 is the company’s overall attrition rate). Latinos were the next highest …read more
Source:: Business Insider