Microsoft Reveals Workforce Diversity Statistics

‘We still have work to do.’

Posted By | On 06th, Oct. 2014 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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Like a lot of other tech companies, Microsoft has gone ahead and revealed its workforce diversity statistics too, and while the overall outcome is pretty predictable (70% male, 60% white), the overall breakdown is still interesting to consider.

As of September 30, Microsoft’s global staff is 71 percent male and 29 percent female. 60.6 percent of employees are Caucasian, 28.9 percent Asian (this includes Indians), 5.1 percent Hispanic/Latino, 3.5 percent African American/Black, 1.2 percent multi-racial, .5 percent Native American/Alaska Native, and .3 percent Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander. Interestingly enough, since this is the breakdown for the global workforce (remember, Microsoft operates in a multitude of countries throughout the world), the breakdown in specific territories- such as North America, or Europe, for example- may be (and probably is) different.

Microsoft for its part is not happy with what it perceives to be a lack of diversity in the workforce.

“Diversity and inclusion are a business imperative. Diversity needs to be a source of strength and competitive advantage for us,” Microsoft’s head of human resources Lisa Bummel said in an email that you can read on Zdnet.

 


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  • Ricoh123

    I’m not too happy with the lack of racial diversity in the NBA.

    Basketball needs more white people.

    • Mark

      Lol. I am seeing more European White players get spots a bit more on the rosters. But there’s obviously still a big disparity there. U know some Blacks feel they should get more recognition in MLB and Hockey too though. U know I think the NFL is a pretty good mix of races.

      One thing I hate though, is why some statisticians go out and ask non Native Americans if the Redskins team name should be changed………..what the heck? That pisses me off. The ones being called “Redskins” are Native to America.

  • Mark

    So does this mean Microsoft has no offices in Africa? Hahaa. I could understand why tho. But just sayin.


 

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