Driving Diversity via Creative Approaches - Report on Facebook

Jul 24, 2015, 09:25 ET from www.aciassociation.com

NEW YORK, July 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

ACI Association has initiated research coverage on Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB). Select highlights from the internally released reports are being made available to the general public (included below), with access to the entirety of the research available to new members.

Today, membership is open to readers on a complementary basis at the following URL: http://www.aciassociation.com/?c=FB

Highlights from our FB Report include:

  • Driving Diversity at Facebook - In a press release dated July 9, 2015, Maxine Williams, Global Director of Diversity at Facebook reported an update on the Company's work since the initial announcement of Facebook's diversity data last year. The release informed that the platform Facebook is building currently serves 1.4 billion people around the world, thereby bringing up diversity as the key to connect people to its product and business.
  • Current Demographic Data on Ethnicity and Gender - The Company revealed that among its U.S. employees, 55% are White, 36% are Asian and 4% are Hispanic. In its technical workforce, majority of workers are White, attributing to 51%, whereas Asian and Hispanic workers have 43% and 3% share, respectively. The Company's senior leadership consists of 73% of White employees followed by 21% of Asian and 3% of Hispanic employees.
  • Diverse Slate Approach - The Company is piloting a diverse slate approach in some parts of its business in the United States to present hiring managers with at least one qualified candidate who is a member of an underrepresented group to fill any open role.
  • Facebook University Training Program - The Company is increasing the number of college freshman-year paid training opportunities through its Facebook University training program (FBU). The FBU invites college freshmen, generally from underrepresented groups who demonstrate exceptional talent and interest in Computer Science, to spend most of their summer working on teams with Facebook mentors and learning the skills the Company is looking for.
  • Managing Bias Training Course - Facebook is working toward building an inclusive culture and reworking a managing bias training course. The program is designed to surface biases that people might not even realize they have, and gives people the tools to identify and interrupt biased behavior as it occurs.
  • Launch of Computer Science & Engineering Lean in Circles - In addition to investing in building a more diverse Facebook, the Company is also working towards a more diverse tech work force overall. To do the same, Facebook has launched Computer Science & Engineering Lean in Circles in partnership with LeanIn.Org, LinkedIn, and The Anita Borg Institute to bring together small groups of women to support one another as they pursue careers in computer science and engineering.

To find out how this influences our rating on Facebook, Inc. read the full report in its entirety here: http://www.aciassociation.com/?c=FB


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