According to Google’s latest diversity report, Hispanic and Black workers have left the company more often than Asians and whites. The issue is one of the key problems that prevent the tech giant from having a diverse workforce.
The report also shows that blacks account for just 2.5% of the web search giant’s workforce, with 3.6% of employees being Hispanic. By contrast, African Americans and Hispanics account for 13.3% and 17% respectively of the U.S. population. These figures do not include biracial Americans.
White workers account for 53.1 percent of the company’s labor, with Asian workers representing 36.3 percent of the workforce.
Google acknowledged that its problems with retaining black and Latino employees have hurt its representation. The company said that it is “working harder” to understand why these people leave so it can find solutions.
Google Should Focus on Retaining Minorities
Google’s chief diversion and inclusion officer Danielle Brown believes that black and Hispanic people are more likely to leave the company because they do not feel included. The company should make more efforts to be more inclusive and help people of color further develop, according to Brown.
Put simply, to improve workforce representation we must focus not only on hiring, but also on developing, progressing, and retaining [racial minorities],
The report also unveiled that men are more likely to leave Google than women. In other words, the company may be doing better at convincing female employees to stay than when it comes to men. Another reason why men may leave the company more often is that they can find a job easier than women in Silicon Valley.
Women currently account for 31% of the company’s workforce. The figure has remained unchanged over the last four years.
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