Alphabet dismisses action on diversity and inclusion

Apple, Amazon, and now Google’s parent company, Alphabet — all tech giants whose employees and shareholders are demanding their companies make concrete plans to address the lack of diversity in their workforces.

Google is already fighting multiple lawsuits from ex-employees accusing the tech giant of discriminating against women in pay and promotions. Then there was the highly publicized memo circulated by former Googler James Damore, who was fired for his anti-diversity screed.

Reuters reported that in March 2018, several hundred employees formed an organized effort asking Google to adopt several measures, including HR guidelines that specify protections for anyone involved in an internal HR investigation, improving Google’s code of conduct, stamping out “malicious” leaks, and improving the process of handling complaints.

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Apple, Amazon, and now Google’s parent company, Alphabet — all tech giants whose employees and shareholders are demanding their companies make concrete plans to address the lack of diversity in their workforces.

Google is already fighting multiple lawsuits from ex-employees accusing the tech giant of discriminating against women in pay and promotions. Then there was the highly publicized memo circulated by former Googler James Damore, who was fired for his anti-diversity screed.

Reuters reported that in March 2018, several hundred employees formed an organized effort asking Google to adopt several measures, including HR guidelines that specify protections for anyone involved in an internal HR investigation, improving Google’s code of conduct, stamping out “malicious” leaks, and improving the process of handling complaints.

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Top IT spending priorities for 2018

The 2018 State of the CIO report finds, after years of discord, IT and business are finally learning how to effectively work together to drive strategic initiatives and accomplish shared goals. To meet these goals and continue to innovate, savvy IT lea…

The 2018 State of the CIO report finds, after years of discord, IT and business are finally learning how to effectively work together to drive strategic initiatives and accomplish shared goals. To meet these goals and continue to innovate, savvy IT leaders must carefully decide which tech investments to make to drive innovation, increase market share, develop and deploy new solutions and meet customer needs.

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(Insider Story)