Skip to comments.LinkedIn not happy with its own workforce diversity numbers
Posted on 06/12/2014 7:51:11 PM PDT by artichokegrower
LinkedIns 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.
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So if you are a gay white male you get a pass on this whole diversity thing.
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.
At only 53%, aren’t they discriminating against whites? Why do they say they’re “too heavily white”?? [/ liberal idiot mode]
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”..
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??????
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?
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.
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.
Why don’t we whites just paint our faces black and wear our jeans around our knees. All in the name of diversity.
5400 people? wow
it’s a pretty crappy site. I was pretty sure two guys put it together
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.
If my contacts need me, an email, or phone call works just fine.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t it just suck that white males are responsible for making things happen in the world?
LinkedIn’s problem is easy. Hire more gardeners and janitors.
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?
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.
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."
If you want to nit-pick- Its Asians who are severely OVER-represented!
Probably evidence of merit based hiring, instead of affirmative action.
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.
Except you can’t tell the difference if 99% of the workforce is on there.
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.
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.
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.
Not if all your peers and superiors are already on there themselves.