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kq4ym
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kq4ym,
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1/30/2016 | 3:45:55 PM
Re: Apple's diversity numbers
Yep, it could be that companies fudge the numbers and forecasts a bit to serve their public relations goals. But, nonetheless, when the actual results come out, it's going to be to their disadvantage if the numbers look bad.
kq4ym
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kq4ym,
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1/28/2016 | 6:08:23 PM
Re: Apple's diversity numbers
While there didn't appear to be a great difference between the two years, I'm almost thinking that the numbers make sense with the difficulty of getting enough qualified people to apply for the jobs. But, the one exception that seems to stand out is "among executives, senior officials and managers, 17% are female." I can't see why that percentage is so low. That seems to scream for improvement.
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1/22/2016 | 4:46:33 PM
Re: Apple's diversity numbers
It's always great to see articles discussing diversity goals and current status.  I would also agree with the prior commenter. With Light Reading dedicating a section to diversity, it is understandable that it would lead to some readers looking at its list of editors, bloggers, etc and wonder if there is an effort here as well to deepen its existing diversity.  

Not meant as a dig at all, but perhaps something that can foster internal conversations. As a public face of technology, having a diverse set of faces can only help the overall cause.
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1/19/2016 | 10:02:14 PM
Re: Apple's diversity numbers
I think that the technology companies are trying the best to add more diversity to their ranks. Sure, they set low goals, but I think that's because they want to ensure they actually meet them rather than not – that would be a huge media problem for them if they didn't
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1/19/2016 | 3:24:41 PM
Re: Apple's diversity numbers
Well the editorial staff only has 13 editors, 5 of which are women, but all of which are white. I get your point, but not sure why it negates reporting on a huge, publicly traded tech company that is committed to diversity's latest numbers...

Seems like a logical explanation for the EEO-1 and an easy thing for Apple to clarify.
heretoday
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1/19/2016 | 2:56:16 PM
Re: Apple's diversity numbers
.... However, Apple does seem more diverse than say... the Light Reading editorial staff.... ;-)  I wonder what the Light Reading EEO-1 would look like if you were required to file.  Your public image is as white as the driven snow. Hmmm.

The answer to the question on the numbers discrepancy is pretty simple... no conspiracy theories there.  Each company required to report EEO-1 will have an entry EEO record at time of hire that virtually every employee responds too.  Then annually each company required to file an EEO-1 sends out an EEO survey, typically via email, to the entire employee population.  Participation is NOT mandatory and like every survey monkey you will only get a percentage back.

In the case of Apple, last year there are approx. 110,000 employees and approx. 72,000 responded to the EEO-1 survey monkey of 2015.  About 65% response... not bad.

Apple would have both their more complete / accurate record from the original hire date and the subset of records form the subsequent surveys.... just like most public companies of any large size.

Back to the Light Reading staff diversity........ care to share?
Sarah Thomas
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1/19/2016 | 2:03:36 PM
Re: Apple's diversity numbers
Ha. Surprisingly, they don't break it down by age.
mendyk
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1/19/2016 | 2:00:22 PM
Re: Apple's diversity numbers
Any info on how the child labor numbers changed?
Sarah Thomas
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Sarah Thomas,
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1/19/2016 | 1:59:23 PM
Re: PC insanity run amok
I'm not a fan of quotas either, but there's a lot of evidence women can be the best qualified in a lot of cases if you're looking in the right way/places. There's more to it than that simplistic thinking.

And, "racist, evil, perverted, disgusting, etc"...really? Those are some big words...
rgrutza600
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1/19/2016 | 1:48:43 PM
PC insanity run amok
Call me old fashioned, but companies should hire the best qualified people without any attention to all that other stuff.  I find this quota system to be racist, evil, perverted, disgusting, etc...
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