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Yahoo follows Google and LinkedIn, publishes workplace diversity data

By Shawn Knight ยท 9 replies
Jun 18, 2014
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  1. Yahoo recently published a report that takes a look at diversity in the workplace. Of the Internet pioneer's more than 12,000 employees from around the globe, 62 percent are men and 50 percent are white.

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  2. lmike6453

    lmike6453 TS Enthusiast Posts: 100   +6

    Really...this is the "next thing"? For companies to favor one candidate over the other to balance their diversity numbers.
    Doing this would be doing the exact opposite of what they're trying to avoid.
    CanadEan84 likes this.
  3. An Asian is not a proper minority? I guess their voting block is too small.
  4. The solution is to date your EX's younger sister
  5. Racism or sexism will never die until people are seen as people. Not by skin color or gender. We are purposely separating people into groups by identifying each and every difference we have from one another. Instead of focusing on hiring people to meet your "ethnicity quota", how about hiring people that are the most qualified for the job? Everything else is counter productive. If government wants to punish private business for hiring a specific kind of people,(which they have no business doing in the first place) they should punish them for passing over a more qualified candidate. Not a specific race or gender.

    This PC,War on (blank) BS has got to stop somewhere. Instead of separating people into smaller and smaller minority groups, we should be unifying under the success of us all. And trying to please everyone is a worthless venture that is sure to fail.
    CanadEan84 and Skidmarksdeluxe like this.
  6. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Evangelist Posts: 895   +264

    I've always wondered what the numbers are for people graduating in those fields and what the ethnicity/gender amounts are. I have a feeling they will line up rather well with what the hiring numbers are for these companies which would make the companies fair in hiring. They can only really hire out of the people who apply and if more Asians or White/Males are applying then it makes sense that there will be more of them in any given business. It would be stupid for a company to hire a less qualified person just because of their ethnicity since it would overall lower their productivity which no company wants (other than governments it seems).
    CanadEan84 likes this.
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 7,986   +2,878

    So true but human nature being what it is, racism, sexism etc. has always been around and sadly will always stay around, it's in our genes.
  8. CanadEan84

    CanadEan84 TS Rookie

    It's very frustrating to see this reverse racism in play based on some misguided ideal that every successful company should be providing every minority with an equal share for chance of employment. Very unfair for the people who develop themselves within a field to find that there aren't jobs due to less qualified people butting in line simply because they satisfy the parameters that keep a company from being inadvertently racist or prejudiced. Really sad.
  9. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +138

    Lemme guess...Yahoo's workforce is primarily White Anglo-Saxon Protestant males!

    *reads first sentence of article*

    My gosh, I'm good!
  10. at0mic_Mike

    at0mic_Mike TS Member Posts: 31

    Lets have a mediocre but diverse workforce and put a **** product because all the qualified people are out of work. great idea and it looks good in print, too...

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