Despite Google’s efforts for improving diversity, there’s still a long way to go
This week, the search giant released its latest diversity report detailing the demographics of its 53,600 full-time employees at the end of 2014. The increase in Black and Hispanic Googlers outpaced Google’s hiring growth overall — but they still make up just 2 percent and 3 percent of the company, respectively. Still, Google claims to have laid groundwork to accelerate representation of Blacks and Hispanics. “We’ve doubled the number of universities we recruit from, and we’ve deepened our partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (http://goo.gl/cWy0Lw). On the technical side, our Black and Hispanic communities grew by 39 percent in the U.S., compared to 28 percent tech growth overall. Our non-technical teams in the U.S. grew by 17 percent last year, while the Black community in grew by 38 percent and Hispanic by 22 percent in non-tech.” Continue reading Google’s full report here.