Google shows improvement in ensuring racial diversity, globally

In the US, Google has seen an increase in the number of black employees at the leadership level from last year. In 2020, Blacks represented about 3.6 per cent of the leadership team, but now it has increased to 7.1 per cent. The representation of women has increased at the leadership level from 26.7 per cent last year to 28.1 per cent this year, globally

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Google has claimed that it has made significant improvement in terms of hiring people from different colours. Now the Company has gained confidence and is planning to build teams and increase the percentage of underrepresented groups by 30 per cent by 2025 and kickstart hiring in different cities.

Though the representation of women in the total workforce remains low at 32 per cent, as compared to 68 per cent males, the Company claims to have made significant improvement in other areas.

In the US, Google has seen an increase in the number of Black employees at the leadership level compared to last year, when Blacks represented about 3.6 per cent at the leadership level. Now, however, the figure has improved to 7.1 per cent. The representation of women in leadership ranks has also gone up from 26.7 per cent last year to 28.1 per cent this year, globally.

Google has put in place mechanisms to evaluate VP-level employees and above on diversity, inclusion and equity, and is holding itself accountable for anti-racism at every level of the company.

Google has made global commitments to ensure racial equity in hiring, leadership accountability and new product development. Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google, has stated in a blog post that the Company will be accountable for making the workplace inclusive.

The firm has created racial equity commitments and an Equity Programme Management Office, which will welcome inputs from members of the Black Leadership Advisory Group and Black Googlers Network employee resource group.

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