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Brian.Dean
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8/15/2015 | 5:51:37 PM
Markets and Consumers
It is good to see that the major players are addressing short and long terms objectives. In the short term consumers consist of both men and women hence, it is difficult to produce a product or service by only employing men or only employing women.

And in the long term, world GDP has to increase and South America, Africa and Asia are the places that enable the highest potential of growth. Without a cultural understanding it is difficult to do business in these markets.
nasimson
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8/15/2015 | 11:17:37 PM
Pay parity
In the blog there are stats of hiring, but what about the pay parity? Last time I checked women with same education, experience and exposure were paid lesser than their male colleagues.
PedroGonzales
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8/16/2015 | 11:14:08 AM
Re: Markets and Consumers
It is good to know that companies are making the effort in diversifying their population.  In this globalize world, a company that doesn't have a diverse workforce will be at a disadvantage.  I would be interested to know what are their plans to increase diversity, are they providing more internships to minority students, participating in minority communities to encourage engineering as a profession, etc
Technocrati
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8/16/2015 | 7:41:57 PM
Minorities in Tech: Depressing Numbers

Thank you Kelly for addressing an topic that needs far more coverage.  The numbers don't lie and they are depressing. 

 For all of the "lip service" coming out of the mouth of Cook, his actions are too slow. The usual tactic of economic pressure to induce change at Apple will be futile, since they have taken care of that concern first and foremost.

 I have much greater faith in Intel though,  yet I find it difficult to understand why a "five year plan" is needed to have a workforce reflective of society.  

 In the end, the industry is what I thought it was..... 55 % white.

Technocrati
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8/16/2015 | 7:47:09 PM
Re: Pay parity
@naimson   That is probably the case, but their numbers are still higher than minorities in general, and I would not be surprised if they don't make more (than minorities ) as well.

This issue has to be sliced very finely IMO.
Technocrati
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8/16/2015 | 8:11:13 PM
Tim Cook and Apple: Doesn't Take Much to Make Them Proud ....

"...The percentage of Asian employees grew from 15% to 18%; that of African-Americans grew from 7% to 8%. Hispanics remained constant at 11%, and the percentage of white employees dropped from 55% to 54%."

 

This is something to be proud about ?   Yet he (Cook) acknowledges there is "a lot more work to be done".    What a visionary.

Kelly22
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8/17/2015 | 12:17:12 PM
Re: Pay parity
@nasimon this is another topic that deserves more spotlight, as I've heard the same thing. Unfortunately, reports didn't dive into salary specifics for male vs. female employees.
Kelly22
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8/17/2015 | 12:40:07 PM
Re: Minorities in Tech: Depressing Numbers
Too true... reading between the lines of Apple's diversity report, very little change has been made. It does have a massive workforce, but I'd say this data is a greater indicator of how much more the company has to do. It's good to see Intel with a 5-year plan. I'm not sure why 5 years is necessary, but I suppose it looks better to reach your goal ahead of time (as it has done so far) than reach a 3-year timeline and still be behind.
Susan Fourtané
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8/17/2015 | 1:00:40 PM
Re: Tim Cook and Apple: Doesn't Take Much to Make Them Proud ....
How funny, Technorati. :D -Susan
Susan Fourtané
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8/17/2015 | 1:04:34 PM
Re: Pay parity
nasimson, that's a great point. By now no company should be paying women less. It's simply ridiculous. -Susan
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