Rose Watch examines the four silicon valley powerhouses – Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Apple – to see how they have worked towards the benefits of hiring and retaining minority and female employees.
by LESLIE CHEN
Rose Alley, January, 2016 — It is estimated that by 2020, minorities will make up over half of the US population. Under the confluence of minority and female equality discussions percolating through the nation, embracing diversity is one monumental step for firms to secure their chance among the increasingly fierce talent and sales battles to come.
For Jan 2016, Rose Watch will examine the four silicon valley powerhouses – Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Apple – to see how they have worked towards the benefits of hiring and retaining minority and female employees. The purpose is to answer two questions of the readers:
1) How am I valued as a minority and/or female candidate?
2) How will I be valued and cared for as a minority and/or female employee?
Furthermore, how do the four equally outstanding companies compare with each other on programs and initiatives that are curated to create an equal and inclusive workplace – What are the differences? Where are the similarities? Knowing these helps you navigate today’s fast-changing job market.
To make answering these questions easier, Rose Watch has created a comprehensive report on these firms’ diversity and inclusion efforts around key talent aspects (i.e. workforce and hiring, learning & development, benefits, and H1B international employee status).
Here is a summary of highlights in our report.
– Asian employees make up 18%-36% of total workforce at Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Apple, with a majority employed in tech roles. Asian leaders make up over 20% of leadership circles at the four tech companies.
– Women make up 30%-42% of total workforce at Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Apple, with majority in non-tech roles. Women leaders make up 23%-30% of leadership circles at the four tech companies.
– Facebook and Google have launched Managing Bias Training to enhance awareness on issues of gender and ethnic equality. LinkedIn and Apple rely on internal communities and social responsibility initiatives to promote equality.
– All four companies have outstanding employee benefits and value packages. The lavish investments in employee welfare have enable them to proudly out-strip most Fortune 500 companies as invincible competitors in the short run (read Page 5 for a detailed list).
-The average salaries for foreign employees (requiring H1-B visa sponsorship) at the four companies range between $110k and $130k. Facebook offers the highest average salary to foreign employees while Apple is the most popular employer among them.
Click here for a link to this report.