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Black Employees Leaving Slack At Alarming Rates Forces The Company To Address Diversity Issues

If there is one thing that we’ve learned in this past year, it’s that Black employees will not continue working at companies that don’t value them. Slack is learning this the hard way after recently sharing some of its diversity insights in an annual report. The company has 2,527 global employees, 516 of which were hired last year alone. Only 4.5 percent of Slack’s employees are Black, while 53.1 percent are white and 28.3 percent are Asian. The company said in the report that it has seen an “overall decline in underrepresented minorities,” which isn’t good since Slack continues to expand its team year over year. This report ultimately shows that Slack is lacking severely with its diversity and inclusion efforts, despite executives saying they want to implement change. “While we know we haven’t—and won’t—always get it right on the first try, we’re committed to listening to our employees, meeting them where they are with tools, resources and support that are most resonant for them,...

May 4, 2021

Pinterest Reconfirms Its Commitment to Diversity

Diversity has a new name, and it is called Pinterest . The popular social media company is reconfirming its commitment to diversity and inclusion. Pinterest’s latest annual report underscores that commitment, highlighting ways that the company is recruiting, retaining, and promoting talent across various backgrounds. The report illustrates ways in which Pinterest is not only meeting, but also exceeding, target goals. For example, the company aimed to increase the percentage of historically underrepresented minority engineers to eight percent; it exceeded that goal, reaching a figure of nine percent. It also managed to steer hiring rates for minority employees up to 14 percent. The area in which Pinterest made the most significant progress is in the recruitment of women. Overall, it brought the rate at which it hires women for full-time engineering positions to 27 percent. While the annual report paints a great picture of Pinterest’s considerable effort, the company acknowledges that...

Jan 24, 2020