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LinkedIn not happy with its own workforce diversity numbers
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 12, 2014 | Benny Evangelista

Posted on 06/12/2014 7:51:11 PM PDT by artichokegrower

LinkedIn’s own workforce is still too heavily white and male and needs to become more diverse, the company admitted Thursday.

LinkedIn said 61 percent of its employees 5,400 employees worldwide are men and 39 percent are women.

Of its employees based in the U.S., 53 percent are white, 38 percent are Asian, 4 percent Hispanic and 2 percent black.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: diversity; workplace
the Mountain View company is already taking, such as working with groups like the Anita Berg Institute, which focuses on women in computing, and the Out and Equal Workplace Advocates, which is committed to ending discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.


So if you are a gay white male you get a pass on this whole diversity thing.

1 posted on 06/12/2014 7:51:11 PM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

We all live for the day when white people are not allowed to have jobs or own property. The world will then be a truly just place.


2 posted on 06/12/2014 7:55:41 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: artichokegrower

At only 53%, aren’t they discriminating against whites? Why do they say they’re “too heavily white”?? [/ liberal idiot mode]


3 posted on 06/12/2014 7:57:49 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

No, what these libtard peons really mean is “more non-white people so my liberal white guilt will be appeased even though I prefer whites to be the bosses”..


4 posted on 06/12/2014 7:59:53 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Still Thinking

I caught that statistic too and questioned why 53% white was ‘too high’. It seems to me that the Asian % was too high.

Of course, everyone really understands what is going on here. Linked-In is heavy on people with technical skills, medical, etc. Asians and whites do dominate in these fields. The fact that these groups actually study these subjects at University level does not occur to these people??????


5 posted on 06/12/2014 8:02:49 PM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

It is funny in a way, but in another way it isn’t. White guys are still expected to pay most of the taxes. How are they going to do that without jobs or property?


6 posted on 06/12/2014 8:08:44 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: artichokegrower

Here’s a novel concept....reward excellence and let the diversity meme fall where it may.

If you make diversity your prime objective, you will never achieve excellence.

Pursuit of diversity looks a lot like pandering, and more will never be enough.


7 posted on 06/12/2014 8:08:56 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Vigilanteman

White privilege is the real problem. Once we have eradicated white privilege, everybody else in the world will be rich and smart. Not like they are now.


8 posted on 06/12/2014 8:10:39 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: artichokegrower

Why don’t we whites just paint our faces black and wear our jeans around our knees. All in the name of diversity.


9 posted on 06/12/2014 8:17:45 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: artichokegrower

5400 people? wow

it’s a pretty crappy site. I was pretty sure two guys put it together


10 posted on 06/12/2014 8:23:20 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: artichokegrower

Are they talking about the people who run it or the people who’ve joined that networking site? I’m on Linkedin to try to find a job in aviation as a flight crew member.


11 posted on 06/12/2014 8:27:35 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: artichokegrower
Pizzonem. This kind of social engineering justifies my decision to refuse the truck load of LinkedIn invites I receive on a daily basis...

If my contacts need me, an email, or phone call works just fine.

12 posted on 06/12/2014 8:29:49 PM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: artichokegrower

Sounds like they’re actually employing too few white and way too many Asian to me, if you’re going to start bean counting. You know, look like America and all that.


13 posted on 06/12/2014 8:29:52 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: artichokegrower

I often get invitations to join LinkedIn.

Lately, some other site has been asking me to join. It is apparently a similar site, but meant for MDs. I don’t know why I get those invitations, since I’m a doctor, but not an MD.

I just don’t get this social media stuff.


14 posted on 06/12/2014 8:30:19 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: exDemMom

LinkedIn is where the headhunters, recruiters and HR people looking for professional hires actually are now. It’s a site where you post your curriculum vitae and connect with people you know professionally, as well as people you want to know professionally. If there’s any likelihood of your looking for another position anytime soon, it’s a very good idea to get yourself set up on there and to start building your professional network. Basic account is free.


15 posted on 06/12/2014 8:34:25 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: All

Don’t it just suck that white males are responsible for making things happen in the world?


16 posted on 06/12/2014 8:41:47 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: artichokegrower

LinkedIn’s problem is easy. Hire more gardeners and janitors.

CC


17 posted on 06/12/2014 8:43:16 PM PDT by Captain Compassion
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To: sten

What do 5400 people do at LinkedIn? Their site is crappy. What are they selling? Could there be that many people selling crap pop up ads?


18 posted on 06/12/2014 8:43:38 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Gumdrop

As we all know from our liberal indoctrination, the only POSSIBLE way any company, industry, etc., can have a distribution different from the population at large is intentional discrimination motivated by racism, which should cause the business guys to be shot. So it’s obvious that LinkedIn management hates white people. In fact, it appears they’re prejudiced against everyone except Asians. There can be no other explanation, unless the over-represented group is one of the favored. That’s perfectly normal.


19 posted on 06/12/2014 8:50:24 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Vigilanteman
White guys are still expected to pay most of the taxes. How are they going to do that without jobs or property?

Oh come on! Don't you know that big-minded liberals who know everything believe "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines."

20 posted on 06/12/2014 8:59:56 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: artichokegrower

If you want to nit-pick- Its Asians who are severely OVER-represented!


21 posted on 06/12/2014 9:16:33 PM PDT by PGR88
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Its Asians who are severely OVER-represented!

Probably evidence of merit based hiring, instead of affirmative action.

22 posted on 06/12/2014 9:21:02 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (June IS "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: RegulatorCountry
It’s a site where you post your curriculum vitae

Isn't that like telling the world you're looking for a job?

Might be OK if you're unemployed, but if I spot someone looking for a job, I might hire his replacement then let him go. Or at the very least, not waste raises and bonus money on him.

23 posted on 06/12/2014 10:14:07 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: Age of Reason

Except you can’t tell the difference if 99% of the workforce is on there.


24 posted on 06/12/2014 11:20:58 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: artichokegrower

LinkedIn likes to claim that they have millions of profiles. However, there are about 60,000 profiles of people who say they work for my company...and I’ve only got 10 employees.


25 posted on 06/12/2014 11:33:29 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: artichokegrower

Being white and male in today’s America is like being Jewish in Hitler’s Germany in 1937.

There is a storm on the horizon.
This is not diversity, it is white hatred and envy.

In IT, people are hired because of ability.


26 posted on 06/13/2014 12:44:44 AM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: artichokegrower
38 percent are Asian

I think there is your racial disparity right there. When I was job hunting, I would get phone call after phone call from pushy, hyperaggressive Asians trying to get you on low-benefit contract work for them. It was hard to understand them with their thick accents and the only way to end a call with most of them was to simply hang up the phone. They simply would not accept a polite "no, I am not interested" as an answer.

27 posted on 06/13/2014 1:53:36 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Every time you say no to a liberal, you make the Baby Barack cry.)
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To: Age of Reason

Not if all your peers and superiors are already on there themselves.


28 posted on 06/13/2014 3:51:34 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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