Three Practical First Steps To Successful Diversity Hiring
As we enter the new year, companies are likely prioritizing their 2019 recruiting strategies, and diversity hiring is a top-of-mind issue across many industries. Despite high interest and conversations around workplace diversity in recent years, progress has been slow.
The diversity hiring problem is most apparent in Silicon Valley.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, people of color currently make up 23% of the U.S. population, and women make up more than 50%. Yet, according to LinkedIn’s data analysis, women make up less than 29% of tech industry professionals and only fill 20% of tech leadership roles. There’s also evidence that the number of African Americans working in tech, specifically in Silicon Valley, has actually decreased. (read more)