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Google diversity efforts disappoint

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Google must do more to encourage diversity in the workforce, according to the company’s most recent annual report on the tech giant’s make-up.

“The data in this report shows that, despite the considerable effort, and a number of pockets of success, we need to do more to achieve the desired diversity and inclusion results,” said Danielle Brown, Google’s chief diversity and inclusion officer, in a statement on the report.

Specifically, the report found that the attrition rates for black-Google-employees, while improving in recent years, have offset a part of the business is the hiring of profits. “We are working hard to better understand what drives higher gradient, and the adoption of targeted measures to improve the situation,” says Brown.

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The report reveals that only 2.5 percent of Google’s U.S. workforce is black. Some 53.1 percent of the employees of the bureau are white, 36.3 percent Asian and 3.6 percent of the Latino. In 2017 report, black workers for 2.4 percent of the AMERICAN Googlers. White and Asian employees 55.5 percent, and 34.7 percent, respectively, of the company of the employees.

The percentage of black and Hispanic employees at Google in the US has seen only a modest increase in recent years, with an increase of 1.9 percent and 2.9 percent, respectively, in 2014.

Across the world, with 30.9 percent of Google employees are women, compared to 30.8 percent in 2017 and 30.6 percent in 2014.

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Google says it is seeing the diversity of the progress made in its leadership ranks, both in terms of gender and ethnicity. Women (25.5 percent of the search giant is the global leading positions, an increase of 24.5 percent in 2017, and 20.8 percent in 2014.

“In the U.S. in 2017, leadership hires were 5.4 percent Black, and Black representation in leadership has increased from 1.5% in 2017 to 2 percent in 2018,” Brown said. Latino representation in Google the AMERICAN leadership is 1.8 percent, against 1.7 percent in 2017.

Google diversity is in the spotlight in recent years.

Last year, Google engineer James Damore was fired after he wrote a memo claiming that, while pushing the diversity, the tech giant discriminate against white conservative men.

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