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  • Apple Updates its Diversity Report, Shows Diverse Range of Hired Candidates


    The Cupertino California company recently updated its diversity report, as it said it would, claiming that it had hired the most diverse range of candidates in the past year than at any other point in the past. According to the report, Apple has hired over 11,000 women since last yearís report, which is an increase of 65%. The number of African-American recruits also rose up 50% to 2,2000, while Latino/Hispanic hires rose 66% up to 2,700. Globally, the company ended up spending $650 million on women, or minority-owned businesses according to Cook. Women represented 35% of the new hires but only 30% of the total workforce.

    When narrowing the focus down to the US, 19% of additional recruits were Asian, 13% were Hispanic and 11% were black. In the first six months of the year, half of the US hires were female, black, Hispanic and/or Native American according to the report. Despite this, 54% of Appleís American labor continues to remain white. Asians accounted for 18% while Hispanics and blacks reached 11% and 8% respectively.

    For those of you who didnít know, Apple has taken several steps in an effort to improve the employee diversity. The efforts include partnering with non-profit and educational programs. Cook claims that though significant progress has been made, there is still more changes that need to be implemented. Ultimately, Apple is continuing down its path to diversifying its company but itís good to see progress being made in the front.

    Source: Apple (Diversity)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Updates its Diversity Report, Shows Diverse Range of Hired Candidates started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 7 Comments
    1. Albut's Avatar
      Albut -
      Want some from Europe were swamped with Migrants and need to share them!
    1. pulsecub's Avatar
      pulsecub -
      Meanwhile, in Apple Stores (at least in my neck of the woods), managers are still discriminating against/firing their GLBT and minority employees, and complaints to HR are useless.
    1. Rcworship's Avatar
      Rcworship -
      Aaaah, good. Let's discriminate against certain qualified applicants in the name of "diversity!" Do they have a sexual preference box to check on the applications? It seems that Apple would be the last company on the planet to discriminate against non-straight people. I don't know why anyone who would discriminate against such people would even consider working for such a company! At any rate, they should hire those most qualified and who best fit with respect to personality. Anything else is prejudice by any name.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rcworship View Post
      Aaaah, good. Let's discriminate against certain qualified applicants in the name of "diversity!" Do they have a sexual preference box to check on the applications? It seems that Apple would be the last company on the planet to discriminate against non-straight people. I don't know why anyone who would discriminate against such people would even consider working for such a company! At any rate, they should hire those most qualified and who best fit with respect to personality. Anything else is prejudice by any name.
      Have you seen anywhere proving that they're discriminating against white males or whatever on their job applications? From what I'm seeing they're just taking steps to make sure there's no discrimination of any kind taking place and supporting technical training programs that reach out to groups that aren't encouraged by most the other programs out there.
    1. Rcworship's Avatar
      Rcworship -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      Have you seen anywhere proving that they're discriminating against white males or whatever on their job applications? From what I'm seeing they're just taking steps to make sure there's no discrimination of any kind taking place and supporting technical training programs that reach out to groups that aren't encouraged by most the other programs out there.
      I never mentioned white males or anyone else. What I read from this topic in general (and what I've studied in business law cases) is that when the goal of an organization is to meet some kind of quota or diversity quotient, qualified people (whatever their race, religion, etc.) get passed over I the name of diversity.

      I agree with reaching out to communities in order to assist in talent scouting and assisting those who may be short on opportunity. That's where we can do quite well, but not by hiring with prejudice.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rcworship View Post
      I never mentioned white males or anyone else. What I read from this topic in general (and what I've studied in business law cases) is that when the goal of an organization is to meet some kind of quota or diversity quotient, qualified people (whatever their race, religion, etc.) get passed over I the name of diversity.

      I agree with reaching out to communities in order to assist in talent scouting and assisting those who may be short on opportunity. That's where we can do quite well, but not by hiring with prejudice.
      So your first post was about what businesses in general do and not anything specific we know Apple is doing? Sorry, I misunderstood.
    1. Rcworship's Avatar
      Rcworship -
      No worries. I just disagree with much recruiting tampering with respect to race and "diversity" issues. I think it'd be great if we just hired based on qualification and match to the company-that'd be best and most fair.