VMWare, Pinterest, Intel and Others Commit to Make Hiring Practices More Inclusive
Saturday, June 25, 2016
As part of the Silicon Valleys Global Entrepreneurship Summit, 30 companies have committed to including more inclusive technology hiring practices as part of the Tech-Inclusion initiative.
The companies are pledging to taking the following actions:
- Implement and publish company-specific goals to recruit, retain, and advance diverse
technology talent, and operationalize concrete measures to create and sustain an inclusive
- Annually publish data and progress metrics on the diversity of our technology
workforce across functional areas and seniority levels.
- Invest in partnerships to build a diverse pipeline of technology talent to increase our
ability to recognize, develop and support talent from all backgrounds.
Companies that are participating in the program include: 500px, Airbnb, Arimo, Box, BrightBytes, Clarifai, Color Genomics, DataSift, Distil Networks, Drillinginfo, ezCater, Gainsight, GitHub, GoDaddy, Illuminate Education, Intel, Intrinsic, Lyft, Medium, Moz, Nootrobox, Pinterest, Return Path, SAP, SkyTap, Spotify, TeamSnap, Turnitin, UnifyID, Unitrends, VMWare, ZestFinance, and Zynga
The announcement comes on the heels of a new White House initiative to “advance inclusive entrepreneurship and innovation here at home.” Among the White House initiatives are:
- Major expansion of the Small Business Administration’s Startup in a Day initiative to nearly 100 U.S. cities and communities. This effort helps streamline licensing, permitting, and other requirements needed to start a business in their community, with the goal of enabling entrepreneurs to apply for everything necessary to begin within 24 hours.
- Three Federal agencies will adopt new expansions of the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) entrepreneurship-training program. Over 800 teams have completed the curriculum, from 192 universities in 44 states, resulting in the creation of over 320 companies.
To help examine the state of wage inequality in the technology industry, Hired.com recently published a report titled “Women, Work and the State of Wage Inequality” offering in-depth report on the state of wage inequality for the technology industry pulled from an analysis of more than 100,000 job offers across 15,000 candidates and 3,000 companies on Hired’s platform.
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